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How Fatherhood Changes Men
How Fatherhood Changes Men

AIR DATE: September 21, 2011

A recent study revealed that fatherhood leads to a drop in manliness. No, seriously: The study compared when men were single to when they became fathers, and found parenting actually lowered a man's testosterone levels. 

So what does this mean about how today's man is evolving?  Does having kids make you "less" of a man?  Experts and local dads weigh in.  Are you a father?  How has your life changed since you've had kids?  Share your stories.


Peter Gray, Asst Prof, Dept of Anthropology, UNLV
Lee Gettler, study's co-author, doctoral candidate and  anthropologist, Northwestern U
Jim Clinton, father of three and Pres, Clinton Consulting Las Vegas
Cameron Basquiat, father of two and Prof, Communications Dept, UNLV

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This reminds me of the fact that when women spend a lot of time together, their menses get in sync. Could the necessities of the activities of dads' participating in raising kids be similar to the above. What is occurring on the outside influences the inner environment.
Elizabeth BirdDec 28, 2011 10:06:26 AM
I love you Cameron!
DonnaSep 21, 2011 19:35:53 PM
Is it possible that some men do not experience the "bonding" being discussed and that they maintain their testosterone levels to the detriment of their relationship with their families?
Polly CAROLINSep 21, 2011 10:45:57 AM
How much of the drop in testosterone might be due to sleep deprivation?
JosephSep 21, 2011 10:37:22 AM
If lower testosterone is the price I need to pay for a stronger bond with my 10 month old daughter, I've got no problem with that. I'd do anything for her.
AndresSep 21, 2011 10:09:18 AM
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