We write a lot about endocrine disruptors here at Hormones Matter™ and for whatever strange twist of fate, we seem to cover a lot of research on penis size. Believe it or not, the two are related. Endocrine disruptors are largely estrogenic in nature and when exposure occurs during certain developmental time periods, those estrogens affect penis size, form and function.
Continue reading ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS AND YOUR SON’S PENIS SIZE, by CHANDLER MARRS, PHD, MARCH 2013.
- DES studies on the genital tract.
- Our posts on Endocrine Disruptors, Estrogens and Men’s Health.
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thank you Tom
Thank you for your post. I am one of those children born this way. My undescended testis turned out to be an Ovotestis and became malignant with ovarian cancer as an adult. In addition at least three very large mature teratoma have been found in me. The first was found at age ten when the undescended testis was repaired. But neither I or my parents where ever told about this particular teratoma, I found out years later. We where only told about the undescended testis being repaired and brought down into place. For years I wondered about the large scar on my abdomen. But doctors failed to comment.
Then when cancer was discovered a malignant 10cm teratoma was found and removed. Then later a 14.5cm nonmalignant teratoma was found in the upper abdomen and removed at the Mayo Clinic. It was the doctors at the Mayo who told me of the causes of the cancer. They also pieced together the my medical history.
The other testis did descend but never matured to normal adult size and for all I know it too maybe a Ovotestis.
In other words I am Intersex.
I’ll never know if I was exposed to DES but one thing I am sure of, I was some sort EDC that caused me to be this way.
Even though I’ve been married for 40 years I knew deep down I wasn’t simply male. Up until age 45 I kept this to myself for fear I would be branded a fool or even worse. Now I can die knowing who I really am. Lies kept the truth from me most of my life and it is my hope my little message can be of some comfort to others.
Not all things are better with better chemistry
thank you very much for sharing your story, David