November 4, 2015 – Low Testosterone, men’s empathy can determine parenting skills
As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so—it affects their sex drive and other health factors.
But the hormone decline can also provide a window into men’s parenting.
A new University of Michigan study found that when men saw their infants in distress, it lowered their testosterone. That factor, as well as being empathetic and having a loving relationship with the infant’s mother, predicted whether they were nurturing fathers.