Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

The Science of Sexual Orientation

Book - 2017 | Second edition
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What causes a child to grow up gay or straight? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the cells of the developing body and brain. In this revised edition LeVay broadens his horizons. He adds a new chapter on bisexuality, reviews some uncommon forms of sexuality such as asexuality and pedophilia, and considers whether there could be a biological basis for subtypes of gay people such as "butch" and "femme" lesbians.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780190297374 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0190297379 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 155.34 LEV 2017
Characteristics: xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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WhiteBoardRocket Jun 25, 2018

It focuses mainly on the biological and physical character differences between genders, and sexual orientations. I really enjoyed it. A lot of it can't be fully conclusive but the data provided is informative on its own. It's a good read for those who want to understand the community a little further. Definitely would recommend.


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