Could Transgenderism Be Coming From Birth Control Pills?
Male fish are displaying feminine qualities and even producing eggs. What can we learn about these transgender fish?
A new shocking discovery is the feminine qualities recently discovered in male fish. Professor Charles Tyler at the University of Exeter who studied the fish from 50 different sites.
From his research, it looks like 20 percent of male fish are transgendered. Some of these male fish are producing eggs and have reduced sperm quality. Behaviorally, they are less aggressive and competitive, which could likely lead to unsuccessful breeding.
Are Birth Control Pills Are The Culprit?
It seems that the transgendered fish could be a result of what we humans have been putting down our sewer systems. The chemicals and hormones in birth control pills and other pharmaceutical pills don't just disappear. They are flushed into the sewer system.
Quoting from the University Website, "Tyler and his colleagues have shown that EDCs, which have the ability to mimic hormones, are concentrated in the effluent of sewage treatment works that are discharged widely into our UK rivers. Some of these chemicals are estrogenic to fish – causing males to produce female proteins and develop eggs in their testes."
Antidepressant Drugs are Producing Shyness
Professor Tyler also said, "Other research has shown that many other chemicals that are discharged through sewage treatment works can affect fish, including antidepressant drugs that reduce the natural shyness of some fish species, including the way they react to predators". With a dwindling fish population, the research is cause for alarm.
Water Contamination from Pills, Chemicals, Plastics, Cosmetics and Cleaning Products
In sewage plants that were studied, a huge number of chemicals, 200, chemicals contain oestrogen-like affects including contraceptive chemicals, plastics, cleaning products and cosmetics.
Using pharmaceuticals and chemicals has even more deleterious effects that we ever knew.
Could this be a contributing factor for the rise in transgenderism we are seeing in humans?
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