A New York City doctor is administering dangerous steroids to pregnant women, trying to prevent homosexuality, as well as the fetuses’ future desire to “explore ‘male careers’”, or have “disinterest in becoming mothers.”
Dr. Maria New, a pediatric endocrinologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University claims the treatment was initially developed to treat a rare congenital disorder of the adrenal gland, known as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) that causes the genitals in female babies to appear more male because of overproduction of male hormones.Of the pregnant women being exposed to the steroid, dexamethasone, many are not controlled in enrolled clinical trials, RawStory.com reported.
In one of her research papers, New writes, “CAH women as a group have a lower interest than controls in getting married and performing the traditional child-care/housewife role. As children, they show an unusually low interest in engaging in maternal play with baby dolls, and their interest in caring for infants, the frequency of daydreams or fantasies of pregnancy and motherhood, or the expressed wish of experiencing pregnancy and having children of their own appear to be relatively low in all age groups.”
New and her colleagues believe that the risky steroid will help ensure female fetuses develop into a more feminine role.
“We anticipate that prenatal dexamethasone therapy will reduce the well-documented behavioral masculinization,” New wrote.
New claims this could be the first treatment to “reduce rates of homosexuality, bisexuality, and low maternal interest.”