Slimming Pills Lead to Gay Children

Pregnant women who take slimming pills ‘are more likely to have gay children’ (London Telegraph)

Women who take slimming and thyroid pills during pregnancy are substantially more likely to have homosexual children, according to research.

A study of thousands of mothers and their adult children has revealed that Thyroxine – used to treat thyroid deficiency – and amphetamine-based diet pills appear to influence sexual orientation. Both were identified as being strongly linked to a higher rate of homosexuality among female offspring.

The mothers of homosexuals were found to be up to eight times more likely to have taken such drugs, with the effect being strongest with daughters whose mothers took the drugs during the first three months of pregnancy. The discovery, to be published by researchers in America, backs claims that human sexuality is determined by genetic and biochemical factors at work during early pregnancy.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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Comments

  1. Skaje says:

    But I thought homosexuality was a choice???

  2. McGehee says:

    No no no, it’s the fetus that’s a-choice-not-a-child.