For the past few decades, there has been a consistent and noticeable jump in the number of boys and young men who suffer from toxic chemicals that affect the male reproductive system. This can lead to various health problems in men such as reduced sperm count, testicular cancer, and genital abnormalities.
“The Disappearing Male” is an investigative documentary bent on uncovering the culprit behind these problems and finding the best solution. One of the theories presented in the film is that chemicals found in shampoo, dairy products and baby bottles could be causing these medical anomalies. These chemicals, which are called as “endocrine disrupting” or “hormone mimicking” compounds are believed to cause a range of psychological disorders such as autism, ADHD, and Tourette’s syndrome among others.