Posted by | June 30, 2010 19:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Thomas Wellborn

Parents fearful of sexual ambiguity in their unborn children may soon be in luck.  A new drug being tested by Dr. Maria New could be administered to newborns to prevent a rare adrenal gland disorder.  Of course a lifetime regimen of drugs would be required thereafter, the side effects of which may not be known for decades.  (h/t Raw Story)

Dr. New offers pregnant women dexamethasone, a risky steroid aimed at female fetuses that may have this disorder. Many exposed to dexamethasone through this off-label use are not being enrolled in controlled clinical trials.

And yes, it gets worse. As columnist Dan Savage points out, Dr. New is also exploring the use of dexmethasone’s effects on future fetuses’ desires to explore “male careers” or have disinterest in becoming mothers.

Nothing frightening going on here.  Perhaps we should trust that it’s all part of “God’s Will.”

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