STUDY: Smoking During Pregnancy Is No Longer Life Risk, Just Gay Risk


I can’t tell by the bump: Is that baby gay or lesbian? 

Meet Dick Swaab. And I was careful to put the rightful space in-between his first and surname, but after this story, you may want me to delete it. Technically, it’s Dr. Dick Swaab.

Dr. Swaab here is a neurobiologist from Amsterdam, so he’s kind of a big deal in his line of work. His most recent study, as found in Metro (UK), declares findings that says smoking during pregnancy can jack with a child’s IQ or sexuality. 

[Dick, here,] said, “Pre-birth exposure to both nicotine and amphetamines increases the chance of lesbian daughters. Pregnant women suffering from stress are also more likely to have homosexual children of both genders because their raised level of the stress hormone cortisol affects the production of fetal sex hormones.”

Of course, he notes “some traits are dictated by nature,” but who cares when he’s got science to back his play like this. GLAAD? Your move. Shall we start with that space?