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All of my research has not pointed to any one cause, and that's confusing. it's not making sense to me and it feels like it can't be real that men today have 50% less testosterone than men two or three generations ago. Is this an overblown problem? I really don't see how this is possible. If it was an environmental cause wouldn't we be seeing hormonal disturbances in women's bodies too? I have not heard anything about that, but given how little interest medicine takes in women's bodies, it wouldn't be surprising if no one's done any research.

So far I've seen people blame soy, feminism, birth control pills in the water, and some combination of that. But no concrete explanation and no solution. Anybody have any idea what's really going on?

All of my research has not pointed to any one cause, and that's confusing. it's not making sense to me and it feels like it can't be real that men today have 50% less testosterone than men two or three generations ago. Is this an overblown problem? I really don't see how this is possible. If it was an environmental cause wouldn't we be seeing hormonal disturbances in women's bodies too? I have not heard anything about that, but given how little interest medicine takes in women's bodies, it wouldn't be surprising if no one's done any research. So far I've seen people blame soy, feminism, birth control pills in the water, and some combination of that. But no concrete explanation and no solution. Anybody have any idea what's really going on?

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Assuming the genetic potential of males & females has remained the same; you have to look at the environment, diet & lifestyle. All would have an effect.

Agree with others about endocrine-disrupting chemicals + Many Others. I work in environmental & landscape science and it is seriously underreported how much exposure to damaging man-made chemicals is now inescapable for any human (or living being for that matter). Because there is such a wide variety of these chemicals already out there it would be prohibitively expensive (plus no one gives a shit) now to parse out a lot of the cause & effects, which one have synergies or change others' modes of action, etc

These chemical compounds are like any other tech - invented, rushed through commercialization, and released into the world for $$. Bugger the consequences, that is someone else's problem.