Monday, September 12, 2011

Fatherhood and Testosterone

This is my shortest RiceDaddies post ever. Oh noooooes!!!

Fatherhood Leads to Drop in Testosterone

"Testosterone, that most male of hormones, takes a dive after a man becomes a parent. And the more he gets involved in caring for his children — changing diapers, jiggling the kid on his knee, reading “Goodnight Moon” for the umpteenth time — the lower his testosterone drops. "

1 comment:

Kellen said...

I wonder if this is one of those studies where the researcher expected the outcome to be this, and thus, this was the outcome...

I have read about studies showing that male CEOs have more testosterone than average, and I wonder if that is before they are CEO or if it comes along with the management position.

Perhaps it has something to do with no longer being in direct competition with other males for mating rights ;)?