For days now,Nigerians have shown both support and displeasure over the anti-gay law recently passed by the President. While most saw it as a welcome development, others felt the country as a whole has more pressing matters to deal with. Personally, i'm more interested in finding ways to nip the problem in the bud which brings me to today's topic.
According to an Amsterdam University professor, smoking and undergoing stress during pregnancy for a developing fetus can in fact impact the child's sexual orientation.
Not only does nicotine play a part in sexual orientation but so does stress. Dr. Swaab contends, “Pregnant women suffering from stress are also more likely to have homosexual children of both genders because their raised level of the stress hormone cortisol affects the production of fetal sex hormones,” he added.
Dr. Swaab says that the fetal brain begins to form at about the two-week mark, so any toxin that is introduced could have an effect on the unborn child.
The ingestion of synthetic hormones while pregnant can also play a role in determining sexual orientation as well, as evidenced with a group of studies done on women between 1939 and 1960 to reduce their miscarriage risk. The women who ingested the synthetic estrogen had a greater chance of bisexuality and lesbianism in their daughters.
Swaab concludes that even though lifestyle factors play a major role in fetal brain formation, genetics still holds the most weight.
Now my question is: How far would you agree with Dr Swaab? You Do The Math........