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Fact Checker: Endocrine Society responds to misinformation from Republican presidential debate

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2023 —The statement Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate contradicts mainstream medical practice and scientific evidence. DeSantis’ comments characterizing gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth as child abuse and genital mutilation do not reflect the health care landscape. Contrary to widespread misinformation, gender-affirming genital surgery is rarely […]

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Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 —A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The study found the chemical […]

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Disorders of sexual development may be more common in newborns than previously thought

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 — Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of the Endocrine Society. Disorders of sexual development (DSD) are a group of conditions that include anomalies of the sex chromosomes, the gonads, the reproductive ducts and the genitalia. […]

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