dysgenic


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dys·gen·ic

(dis-jen'ik),
Applying to factors that have a detrimental effect on hereditary qualities, physical or mental.

dysgenic

Genetics Tending to promote survival or reproduction of less well-adapted individuals especially at the expense of well-adapted individuals of a population. See Adaptation, Population, Reproduction, Survival.

dys·gen·ic

(dis-jen'ik)
Applying to factors that have a detrimental effect on hereditary qualities, physical or mental.

dysgenic

of, or relating to a deleterious genetic change. See also TURNER'S SYNDROME.
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Sedlak recalled that when Sanger opened Planned Parenthood's first "birth control" clinic in New York City on October 16, 1916, she promoted uninhibited sexual activity, worked to trim back large families, and promoted aggressive birth control and sterilization of those within society's "dysgenic groups"--which included certain racial and ethnic minorities.
It would "cure" the "indiscriminate" breeding among the undesirable classes by allowing families to escape the "overcrowded and sordid dwellings ", which drove some couples to "depend more on sexual satisfaction and plan less for the future"; lessen money available for drink, which was believed to be particularly dysgenic; and, give all women the independence they needed to "make them better able to regulate their own destinies ".
Freemartins have dysgenic testes or ovotestes, Wolffian-duct derivatives and female external genitalia frequently characterized by an enlarged clitoris.
In fact, Jewish behavior in the Pale, rather than showing dysgenic qualities, might actually indicate Jewish immigrants' eugenic nature.
"Stop Welfare and Immigration, Replace it with a War on Poverty Genes." Our cities, you see, "are being destroyed by dysgenic welfare and immigration." Hart campaigns, according to The Associated Press, by showing up on doorsteps with a gun and a bulletproof vest, proclaiming, "White children deserve the same rights as everyone else."
This could indicate that the dysgenic selection produced by the human exploitation of the best trees, could have reduced the variation that corresponds to that part of the populations, including the best model trees, and therefore decreasing the overall genetic diversity.
"dysgenic" matches being made among the poor and minorities.
The book's conclusions, disparaging the government's role in ameliorative social programs and forecasting the demise of American civilization as the result of increasingly "dysgenic" birthrates among the "underclass," are themes found firmly rooted in the eugenic tradition.
Indeed, marriage regulation has been the principal tool to prevent dysgenic reproduction.
Ceci), which discusses findings indicating there is no evidence that dysgenic trends have caused declining American students' test scores and that there is a growing convergence across racial, socioeconomic, and ability related segments of American society; (3) "Self-Report Measures of Intelligence: Are They Useful as Proxy IQ Tests?" (Delray L.
While civilization is effecting a dysgenic counter-selection of a mischievous kind, sterilizing the good stocks and encouraging the multiplication of the bad, we must be willing to make some sacrifice of comfort for the sake of eugenics.
What did occur was strong debate over where to draw the line between the curable and the incurable.'(6) During his thirty-six year career in preventive medicine Sutton certainly showed remarkable consistency in what he believed to be the incurable dysgenic influence, but also his views showed considerable development in how to deal with the curable.