Chemicals and Reproductive Health: The Male Predicament

February 10, 2010
2:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

The Male Predicament

The WHO citation mentioned on the call: Asian Journal of Andrology (2010) 12: 7–10 (the entire volume).

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Are fewer boys being born today than 30 years ago? How might environmental chemicals be playing a role in this phenomenon? How might these chemicals also impact male development and reproductive health in boys that are born?

We addressed these questions on this CHE-Fertility and Reproductive Health Working Group call.

On this call, we heard presentations highlighting the new video released by The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, The Male Predicament, in addition to new research on male birth defects, brain development and behavior, sex ratios, anogenital distance and prostate cancer.

This call was moderated by Elise Miller, MEd, Director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. We heard a science update from Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

Featured Presenters

  • Theo Colborn, PhD, President, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) and Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Shanna Swan, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Chair of Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Environmental Medicine, and Professor of Community and Preventative Medicine, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Fred vom Saal, PhD, Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, Division of Biological Sciences