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Swings in dad's testosterone affects the family -- for better or worse -- after baby arrives

Oct 04,2017

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Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170905145535.htm

Postpartum depression is often associated with mothers, but a new study shows that fathers face a higher risk of experiencing it themselves if their testosterone levels drop nine months after their children are born. The same study revealed that a father's low testosterone may also affect his partner -- but in an unexpectedly positive way. Women whose partners had lower levels of testosterone postpartum reported fewer symptoms of depression themselves nine and 15 months after birth.