The appearance of a child is the biggest revolution in a man's life. Nothing deprives you of your selfishness more than entering your male world, a small man who requires constant care and attention. Until recently, society was dominated by the view that the role of motherhood dominated over fatherhood. It is customary to think that it is the mother who has the greatest predisposition to take care of a child. In most species this is something obvious - the role of the male is limited only to fertilization, and the whole effort of birth and rearing rests with the female.
Paternity and testosterone
Recent scientific studies indicate that testosterone levels may decrease when a woman is already pregnant during her mother's pregnancy. Then, all of a sudden, this crazy guy, with a million unrealized ideas, becomes mature and serious. His way of perceiving the world is changing and the guy first sees the needs of the child and his mother, not his own. The father has to change emotionally, mentally and physically - the nature of his body is helping him. Researchers believe that a lower level of testosterone can protect against chronic diseases and cancer, which is conducive to offspring care.
For many people it may seem unbelievable, but becoming a dad makes a man's psyche and body undergo incredible changes. A freshly baked father becomes milder than he was before having a child. He is also much less prone to risky and aggressive behaviour. It's a natural reaction of the body that lowers testosterone levels. As it turns out, the influence on the level of hormones in a man may even have the same being in the company of a child. An American scientist conducted research on a group of young men and proved that men sleeping next to their own child have significantly lower levels of testosterone in saliva than men sleeping separately. Interestingly, the number of children also affects the change in the level of this hormone in men's bodies.
Effect of education on hormone level
However, the issue is more complex as it is not clear to men from all social groups. It seems that the male part of the population with higher education tends to reduce testosterone levels in their organisms with each newborn child. Completely different is in case of masters working physically. Each subsequent offspring appearing in their lives leads to a rise in testosterone levels.
This is probably because people with higher education often earn more, have a stable life and therefore have more time to devote to their children. As we mentioned before, being in the company of children causes a drop in testosterone, and people who have to work physically to feed their families usually have little time, which could spend with children, not to mention the fact that in the subconscious of such a guy is constantly thinking that he must take care of the family and there is an increase in testosterone that pushes him to continuous struggle for existence..