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New Drug Will Prevent Your Daughter From Becoming Gay

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Or, that’s what one doctor thinks. Martha New, an endocrinologist from New York, has been testing a powerful steroid that compensates for weak hormone production in female fetuses. According to New, these weak hormone glands can result in a condition called CAH, in which male hormones dominate. This can possibly lead to ambiguous genetalia or "masculine behavior." (Read: she’s a gay gay!)

Working with several collaborators, including Columbia psychologist Heino F. L. Meyter-Bahlburg, New has written a series of scientific papers suggesting a strong connection between CAH and lesbianism. CAH, they write, is also associated with a disinterest in mothering, as well as "masculine behavior" in girls.

It’s one thing if you’re in the camp that thinks this should be treated in-womb, before the child is birthed, from purely amoral Science standpoint. But if you knew New’s rationale, you might disagree with it:

The challenge here is . . . to see what could be done to restore this baby to the normal female appearance which would be compatible with her parents presenting her as a girl, with her eventually becoming somebody’s wife, and having normal sexual development, and becoming a mother. And she has all the machinery for motherhood, and therefore nothing should stop that, if we can repair her surgically and help her psychologically to continue to grow and develop as a girl.

Via io9