Sexual Orientation

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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.

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Offers research findings and theoretical interpretations of research into biological contributions to variations in sexual orientation, based on the premise that such orientation can be fully understood only within a biological context. Covers genetic and perinatal influences and neurological and physiological aspects. The 11 papers are from a summer 1995 international symposium in Minot, North Dakota. The symposium also considered biological contributions to sex-typical behavior, the papers on which are to be published by Praeger in 1998 as . Includes a name index without phone numbers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

LEE ELLIS is Professor, Department of Sociology at Minot State University.

LINDA EBERTZ helped organize the 1995 International Behavioral Development Symposium (along with Lee Ellis).

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Table of Contents

1 Neuroendocrine Foundations of Diverse Sexual Phenotypes in Fish 3
2 Experimental Alterations of Prenatal Determinants of Sexual Orientation and Sex-Typical Behavior in Nonhuman Mammals 21
3 The Role of Prenatal Estrogens in Sexual Orientation 41
4 Sexual Behavior and Sexual Orientation in Females with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia 53
5 Perinatal Influences on Behavior and Health, with Special Emphasis on Sexual Orientation and Other Sex-Linked Behavior 71
6 Sexual Differentiation of the Brain and Partner Preference in the Male Rat: Behavioral, Neuroanatomical, and Neuroimmunocytochemical Studies 91
7 Sexual Orientation in Domestic Rams: Some Biological and Social Correlates 107
8 Sexual Differentiation of Human Hypothalamus: Differences According to Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Transsexuality 129
9 Sexual Orientation of Handedness: A Reanalysis of Recent Data and Research Considerations for Future Inquiry 151
10 Transsexuality and Adextrality: Do They Share a Common Origin? 163
11 Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Cognition 181
References 199
Name Index 249
Subject Index 267
About the Editors and Contributors 273
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