Smoking 'pregnant' mums 'can turn babies gay'

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#1 Edited by hippiesanta (9712 posts) -

Smoking 'pregnant' mums can turn babies gay ?

A leading neuroscientist has claimed that smoking and drug use during pregnancy could raise the chance of having a baby who would turn out to be gay.

According to Britain’s Sunday Times, Dr Dick Swabb, professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam University, said that the brain development during pregnancy and early childhood is directly linked to the kind of people we become in adulthood.

Dr Swabb’s new book, ‘We Are Our Brains,’ has cited multiple academic studies showing how a pregnant mother’s lifestyle can possibly affect her child, News.com.au reported.

One of the studies compared women whose moms were given synthetic oestrogen while they were pregnant between 1939 and 1960 in order to cut the miscarriage risk.

Dr Swabb said that pre-birth exposure to both nicotine and amphetamines boosts the chance of lesbian daughters.

He said that pregnant women suffering from stress are likelier to have homosexual kids of both genders as their raised level of the stress hormone cortisol affects the production of foetal sex hormones.

#2 Edited by Master_Live (13483 posts) -

First he should publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

#3 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

First publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

Why you mad bro?

There is no genetic link to homosexuality (that we have found at least), so there must be some environmental or developmental factors (or a combination) that determine if someone is heterosexual or homosexual. We know that any drugs taken by a mother during pregnancy can change a babies development. It seems fairly logical that cigarettes could can affect sexual orientation along with many other aspects of someones personality when exposed in the womb.

#4 Edited by Master_Live (13483 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

First publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

Why you mad bro?

Not mad bro, just like to quote TDK trilogy!

#5 Edited by Horgen (109931 posts) -

@Jacobistheman said:
@Master_Live said:

First publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

Why you mad bro?

There is no genetic link to homosexuality (that we have found at least), so there must be some environmental or developmental factors (or a combination) that determine if someone is heterosexual or homosexual. We know that any drugs taken by a mother during pregnancy can change a babies development. It seems fairly logical that cigarettes could can affect sexual orientation along with many other aspects of someones personality when exposed in the womb.

He went the easy way of publishing this. Escaping what his material and research otherwise would have to go through.

Edit: And his name is Dr. Dick Swabb?

#6 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36686 posts) -

@Jacobistheman said:
@Master_Live said:

First publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

Why you mad bro?

There is no genetic link to homosexuality (that we have found at least), so there must be some environmental or developmental factors (or a combination) that determine if someone is heterosexual or homosexual. We know that any drugs taken by a mother during pregnancy can change a babies development. It seems fairly logical that cigarettes could can affect sexual orientation along with many other aspects of someones personality when exposed in the womb.

He went the easy way of publishing this. Escaping what his material and research otherwise would have to go through.

Edit: And his name is Dr. Dick Swabb?

Amazing <3

#7 Edited by BranKetra (47325 posts) -

Homosexuality needs more research.

#9 Posted by themajormayor (25538 posts) -

Well I don't want to turn babies gay so I'll try to smoke less pregnant mums from now on.

#10 Edited by Horgen (109931 posts) -

Well I don't want to turn babies gay so I'll try to smoke less pregnant mums from now on.

Sounds like an excellent idea Major. I hope it is not to difficult to quit.

#11 Edited by Makhaidos (1611 posts) -

First he should publish it on a peer review journal, then, he has my permission to die.

Also, his name is Dick Swabb. Need I go into detail of why that is hilarious?

#12 Posted by jimkabrhel (15416 posts) -

I'd like to see the original medical studies, before laughing at this guy.

Correlation =/= causation, Dr. Dick Swabb.

#13 Edited by medusacharmer (14 posts) -

wtf? Now all he has to do is prove when mothers drink during pregnancy, the boy will be a transsexual. Nobel price candidat?

#14 Edited by plageus900 (897 posts) -

Interesting. My mom smoked like a chimney through her pregnancy with me. I'm not gay though.

But it must be the reason I'm such an asshole.

#15 Posted by bowchicka07 (1064 posts) -

Edit: And his name is Dr. Dick Swabb?