Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

by Lee Ellis
     
 

Genetic, hormonal, neurological, and other biological factors need to be taken into account to fully understand sexual orientation. This work represents the latest research and theory on causes of variation in sexual orientation. It looks at sexual orientation as a cross-species phenomenon with numerous determining factors.

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Genetic, hormonal, neurological, and other biological factors need to be taken into account to fully understand sexual orientation. This work represents the latest research and theory on causes of variation in sexual orientation. It looks at sexual orientation as a cross-species phenomenon with numerous determining factors.

This work is a collection of chapters by some of the leading researchers in the scientific study of sexual orientation. The theory that many genetic, hormonal, neurological, and other biological factors need to be taken into account to fully understand sexual orientation is espoused in this book. It presents much of the latest research on the causes of variation in sexual orientation and related phenomena. It views sexual orientation as a cross-species phenomenon with both biological and environmental determinants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275956516
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
1Neuroendocrine Foundations of Diverse Sexual Phenotypes in Fish3
2Experimental Alterations of Prenatal Determinants of Sexual Orientation and Sex-Typical Behavior in Nonhuman Mammals21
3The Role of Prenatal Estrogens in Sexual Orientation41
4Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation in Females with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia53
5Perinatal Influences on Behavior and Health, with Special Emphasis on Sexual Orientation and Other Sex-Linked Behavior71
6Sexual Differentiation of the Brain and Partner Preference in the Male Rat: Behavioral, Neuroanatomical, and Neuroimmunocytochemical Studies91
7Sexual Orientation in Domestic Rams: Some Biological and Social Correlates107
8Sexual Differentiation of Human Hypothalamus: Differences According to Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Transsexuality129
9Sexual Orientation of Handedness: A Reanalysis of Recent Data and Research Considerations for Future Inquiry151
10Transsexuality and Adextrality: Do They Share a Common Origin?163
11Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Cognition181
References199
Name Index249
Subject Index267
About the Editors and Contributors273

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