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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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[–] Radical_Phoenix 35 points Edited

PCOS in 10% of the female population, endometriosis, increase in miscarriage rates, an increase in autoimmune disease. I think there are a lot of issues going on for women that might be environmental.

Yes but you'd think it would be to the same extent, I haven't heard any studies indicating that women's estrogen levels are that different across the board from their mothers. I've known about all the problems that environmental pollution is causing to women's hormones but not at all like this

There’s a looming infertility crisis, that seems like a pretty big deal. My family line ends at me and my brother because of infertility. What are the chances of that?