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#1 of 5 Old 12-06-2004, 09:27 PM - Thread Starter
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If anyone has the link to a better description of this study and its results, please post it. I wonder if they are referring to Synthroid?

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An American study of thousands of mothers and their adult offspring has found that medication used to treat thyroid deficiency and amphetamine-based diet pills appeared to have influenced sexual orientation.

The US study found that mothers of homosexuals were eight times more likely to have taken the two identified drugs during the first three months of their pregnancy.
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Probably.

Geezie, I have been on 200 mcgs of Synthroid since 1998. I guess Jordan is going to forgo her Barbies for G.I. Joe.

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I searched the journal cited (Personality and Individual Difference) and there was no article on the topic. Probably not published yet. I'd be really interested in the findings since I have been on Synthroid since I was 17.

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I've read that the strongest predictor for homosexuality in a man is how many older brothers he has. The idea is that the mother secretes more of certain hormones with each subsequent pregnancy.
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That is very interesting, meowee and matches with my anecdotal experience.

I'll look for the study and post it here, if I find it! Synthroid is such a commom prescription, especially for women and mamas.
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