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Why do men have nipples?

  1. MiloNowherepoems profile image59
    MiloNowherepoemsposted 3 years ago

    Why do men have nipples?

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    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    The answer is that as embryos men and women have similar tissues and body parts. If anything the embryo follows a 'female template'. That is why nipples are present in both sexes. It is the effect of the genes, the Y chromosome and the hormone testosterone that brings about the changes and masculinises the embryo. Testosterone promotes the growth of the penis and testicles. Because nipples are there before this process begins the nipples stay!

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you my friend!

    2. MiloNowherepoems profile image59
      MiloNowherepoemsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, thank you, my friend!

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    harryblossomposted 2 years ago

    The baby's sex is not developed until after a few weeks after conception so that is why nipples are present in both men and women.

 
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