December 8, 2017
It is well known that estrogen levels in utero play a major role in the masculinization of the fetus. In some species, if the estrogen surge is repressed, the animals will all be morphologically female. It can be afected by changing the timing of exposure or by blocking receptors. Estrogen from birth control run-off pollution at extremely low levels can transsexualize certain species of fish. While the effect on the human in utero is not fully understood, and morphologically masculinization is genetically determined apart from the surge, we can be certain that estrogen plays a part in the masculinization of the human brain.
The xenoestrogens in birth control pills are extremely powerful substances that can persist in the organism for a very long time. They are so powerful that a "thanatos syndrome" scenario is even possible (J. Walker Percy, 1987) Along with sociological acceptance, I am convinced that these chemically stable persistent environmental pollutants are playing a large role in the tendency toward sexual orientation in our day. These pollutants could potentially cause a reduction in developmental masculinization in the male brain or a partial masculinization of the female brain with subsequent psychological effects.
It is quite possible that these "putative gay genes" are related to sensitivity to estrogen of the organism in-utero or the estrogen surge in some manner. By our lack of foresight into the effects of our sociological controls we may have caused great human suffering in the form of altered sexual orientation. The presence of the these xenoestrogen pollutants is so pervasive that establishing a scientific cotrol is extremely difficult and expensive if not impossible.
What is our lack of foresight doing to our children?