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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Flushed contraceptives turning fish transgender

Displaying feminized traits, even producing eggs

A fifth of male fish are now transgender because of chemicals from the contraceptive pill being flushed down household drains, a study by has suggested.

Male river fish are displaying feminised traits and even producing eggs, the study found. Some have reduced sperm quality and display less aggressive and competitive behaviour, which makes them less likely to breed successfully.

The chemicals causing these effects include ingredients in the contraceptive pill, by-products of cleaning agents, plastics and cosmetics, according to the findings.

1 comment:

lmclain said...

Why take a contraceptive?
There's no money in that.

However, NOT taking them can turn into a f'ing gold mine.