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Sam Beau Patrick

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Do you think in our efforts to have equality that women are now to masculine?

I specialise in Women's Health and Wellness and have written several books on women's hormones. I have found in my clinic and the larger community that working women have high levels of testosterone. This is a "male"hormone found in both sexes but seems to be much higher than it should be in working women.
I believe the causes are:
* social (women need to be man-like in thoughts to work)
* Foods such as carbs may push levels up
* Stress (adrenal glands made testosterone in women and also stress hormones
* Survival (testosterone can be activated when a person fears for their life)

What are your thoughts.. in the work place and personally?

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  • Sep 17 2012: Surely masculine is the generalized behaviour and condition of all men, and feminine the generalized behaviour and condition of all women. Therefore, if women change, what it is to be feminine changes. But let's leave that aside

    'Should' implies there is a correct level of testosterone in women. Could you tell us what this is, how it was decided, and if there are side-effects from having a testosterone level which deviates from this. Also, are you saying that levels of testosterone in women have been increasing over time, or are you saying simply that different experiences and exposures can (partly) account for the testosterone variation within a stable profile.

    I'm afraid my experience in this area extends only as far as dog-whelk psudopenises (pun not intended), but it sounds interesting.

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