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Are Males at Risk of Extinction?

Males and females are born such. Despite so-called trans-gender surgeries, human chromosomal information remains unchanged. Nevertheless, is it possible the male is in danger whether or not surgery is performed due to an inherent chromosomal defect, a defect in the Y-chromosome?

Some have felt the answer to that question is, Yes! Research provides a conclusive answer to that question. I invited you to read about it in the short article on my Quirkyscience website. It should take all of 3 to 5 minutes to read, so why not give it a shot?

Here is the link for my article, The Y Chromosome: In Danger? Let me know what you thought of it, below. Thank you.

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MegL wrote on October 30, 2017, 6:14 AM

While most people are born xx or xy, some are not. Some are xxy or xyy. These go hand in hand with certain mental and physical defects. Apart from the xx or xy genetic components, there is also the foetal environment to consider. Before birth, the human foetus is quite naturally subjected to varying levels of hormones from the mother. Stress can contribute to different hormones affecting the baby too. With such variations in the pre birth environment, it may not be surprising that the baby is affected in different ways that will be present at birth, just as if they had an extra chromosome. By the way, I don't think males are disappearing any time soon!

Last Edited: October 30, 2017, 6:16 AM

VinceSummers wrote on October 30, 2017, 7:22 AM

When I saw the fuzzy grin of our photographed subject, I knew he was a natural for this article.

MegL wrote on October 30, 2017, 3:53 PM

LOL, you're right!