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F & F’s Holstein Discusses New Study on Fathers on NECN

September 13, 2011

holstein-necn The New England Cable Network did a piece on a new Northwestern University study about how fathers’ biology allegedly changes after they become fathers. According to NECN:

An extensive study from Northwestern University claims that parenthood seems to diminish testosterone levels in men.


It claims that it’s nature’s way of preparing them for the gentler role of being a dad.

A statement from the university says the research “provides compelling evidence that human males are biologically wired to care for their offspring, conclusively showing for the first time that fatherhood lowers a man’s testosterone levels.”

Dr. Ned Holstein of the Fathers and Families group thinks the study affirms what he’s always believed about active dads.

“Somehow in our society today, people have all kinds of weird notions about fathers, that they sort of have to be whipped into marriage and into fatherhood. It’s not true. Men love to be fathers.”

To watch the segment, click here.

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