June 30th, 2010


Let's nip those ambiguous genitalia and potentially queer girls in the womb

Here, have your daily dose of outrage. (via [personal profile] supergee)

The majority of researchers and clinicians interested in the use of prenatal “dex” focus on preventing development of ambiguous genitalia in girls with CAH. CAH results in an excess of androgens prenatally, and this can lead to a “masculinizing” of a female fetus’s genitals. One group of researchers, however, seems to be suggesting that prenatal dex also might prevent affected girls from turning out to be homosexual or bisexual.

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