Queerty is better as a member
I saw that this drug somehow can prevent a condition that causes problems with genitals, and internal issues, and female fetuses developing masculin traits, but I didn’t see anything where it was supposed to prevent lesbianism.
Please tell me that the author doesn’t assume that if a young girl looks feminine she won’t be a lesbian.
There is nothing the desperete wingnuts won’t do to prevent their kids from being queer or not clearly either sex, inclusing killing them, so this doesn’t surprise me.
If there are no harmful side effects then I am absolutely all for this drug if it can prevent genital and other issues. I will gladly support someone who is intersexual, but if you can prevent such a thing from happening then I’m all for it. Hell, I think most people that have lived their lives as an intersexual would be all for it (at least on some level).
Don’t see the problem here… Masculine traits don’t=lesbianism.
Cool! Who likes lesbians anyway! lol Of course I’m just kidding.
“However, dexamethasone’s use is often promoted in misleading ways and for purposes that are not legitimately medical, such as the prevention of tomboyism and lesbianism.”
Well this is the part I want to know more about. By whom? To what effect?
This assumes that expectant mothers are discovering they are having healthy female children and requesting a drug to ensure that this, apparently healthy girl, doesn’t grow up to be a lesbian?
Seriously? It seems from the study that it is used to prevent potentially dangerous malformations of the genitals, and that masculine behaviour is merely a quirk of the condition.
“…New research indicates that prenatal dexamethasone may lead to serious metabolic problems that won’t become apparent until adulthood”
The article states that it was first cited in 1984. Does that mean it was in use then? if so, what’s happening to those babies now that they’re pushing 30?
What fresh new Tuskeegee hell is this and why aren’t people suing the hell out of them?
I think the implication is that that is what the drug in intended for (preventing the harmful condition). But it may be unethically proffered to women as an anti-lesbian, anti-gender nonconformity drug.
But also, I’m not sure that being intersexed is a harmful condition in and of itself. I think that there may be suppositions about what “harmful” means, but what I want to know is whether CAH is life-threatening.
i doesnt sound very threatening but it would be good to avoid if there was a very safe and proven way to do so. it mostly just effects secondary sex characteristics which are not totally important. but that there is no real proof that this drug prevents it in anyway. As for making a child more feminine and therefore less likely to be a lesbian, thats bull. I know more super feminine lesbians then i can count.
that doctors would present this to expectant mothers as Anti-gay medicine for there unborn daughter is highly disturbing, especially considering the potential risk of the stuff.
Let your’re child be born as nature intended if it is healthy, don’t dope it up in hope that they won’t find their love and happiness with a soul who also has girl bits.
enraged. gotta shut up before i rant more.
Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid usually administered for risk of preterm delivery for proper lungs develop. It increases gene expression and results in molecular changes that impact behavior. There is a large scientific literature on the long-term consequences of dexamethasone because of its common use for preterm delivery. Interestingly, dexamethasone does the same thing as a stressed out mother i.e. excess levels of glucocorticoids (cortisol) reaching the developing fetus. So this article suggesting that dexamethasone is now being administered to prevent lesbianism is asinine at best.
Does that mean no more Sally Rides?
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