Deformed genitalia

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Number of boys born with deformed genitals

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More and more baby boys that...
are being born with deformed genitals. The development has been linked to chemical pollution.

Top 5 facts about boys born with deformed genitals

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More and more boys born with deformed genitals

The number of baby boys that are born with deformed genitals has doubled over the past 2 decades. For the past 30 years, the birth of baby boys has also declined in more than 20 industrialized countries.


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Scary stuff

Sexual mutation does not only happen in humans. 80 percent of the MALE fish known as “smallmouth bass” in the Potomac watershed near Washington are now producing eggs!


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Disappearing males

In the heavily polluted Lake Apopka (Florida, USA) only female turtles can be found - males are no longer born. 50 percent of the male alligators in the lake are born with deformed genitals. Others even develop female ovaries.


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More disappearing males

In 28 rivers in England where trouts were released and examined some weeks later, male trouts had developed female ovaries. Among North American herring gulls the sex ratio is so unbalanced that females mate with each other in frustration.


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Decreasing male sex ratios

In First Nation community (Chippewa) in Canada, the sex-ratio dropped from around 50/50, to roughly one-third boys and two-thirds girls over a period of less than 10 years. The region is heavily industrialized… Check out the alarming documentary "The Disappearing Male" below.



Boys born with deformed genitals

“Deformed genitals” include hypospadias, where the urethra exits the penis improperly, such as at the base rather than the tip, and cryptorchidism, where testicles fail to descend into the scrotal sac. Estimations for the number of boys born with deformed genitals vary widely. From 0.05 percent to 1 percent for hypospadias and 0.05 percent to 13 percent for cryptorchidism. We liked the reaction by Blogger Drew Magary to the notion that “You may feel distressed if your son is born with hypospadias”: May? MAY?! Who is not distressed to find this abnormality? “Hey, that's odd. Little Johnny's dickhole is on his taint. Oh well, win some, lose some.”


More and more boys born with deformed genitals

Scary stuff

Disappearing males

More disappearing males

Decreasing male sex ratios

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The Disappearing Male

The Disappearing Male is a documentary about one of the most important and least publicized issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

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