The feminization of males, homosexuality etc - it's prevalence in the "Industrialized world" - the arguments of nuture vs nature etc.. or a combo of both.. Klinefelter Syndrome (males born with an extra X chromosome) is on the rise. this disorder usually isnt discovered until adulthood as infertility is a side effect - But in the meantime, how many of these boys are assumed gay (thus adopt the lifestyle) by society? Where most young males travel the usual line of development, these XXY males develop more feminine.. they are "tubby".. develop "breasts", the voices dont drop, sparse body hair, low libido etc.. I digress... I was asking myself: why the increase of XXY males? I came across this Canadian documentary which is rather interesting, entitled "The Disappearing Male". It touches the surface on how there has not been any study of the effects of some basic chemicals on humanity - Things we use everyday. How the populations of cities that manufacture these products are in dire straights.. how countries that use these products are only now starting to see the effects. Defects passed on from mother to child, the increased inability to carry males to term etc. Anyway - please watch it. It is worth it. Might be too late for us, but we can influence the lifestyles of our children and hopefully grandchildren (ie stop smearing vaseline over our babies ) The Disappearing Male video The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer. At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia. The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world. Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called "hormone mimicking" or "endocrine disrupting" chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development. Factsheet: Male Infertility * There are more than 20 heavily industrialized nations where the birth of baby boys has declined every year for the past 30 years - amounting to 3 million fewer baby boys. * The number of boys born with penis abnormalities and genital defects has increased by 200% in the past two decades. * Boys have a higher incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, Tourett's syndrome, cerebral palsy and dyslexia. * Boys are four times as likely to be autistic. * The average sperm count of a North American college student today is less than half of what it was 50 years ago. * The quality of sperm is declining. Eighty-five per cent of the sperm produced by a healthy male is DNA-damaged. * Damaged sperm have been linked to a 300% increase in testicular cancer - a form of cancer that affects young men in their 20s and 30s. * The chemical industry has developed more than 90,000 man-made chemicals in the last sixty years. Eighty-five percent of them have never undergone testing for their impact on the human body.