Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation

Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation by Glenn Wilson, Qazi Rahman

Title: Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation
Author: Glenn Wilson, Qazi Rahman
ISBN10: 0720612233
ISBN13: 978-0720612233
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd (September 15, 2005)
Language: English
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
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Pages: 176 pages
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Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation by Glenn Wilson, Qazi Rahman


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Are people born gay, or does upbringing or even conscious personal choice play a part? The ongoing row between gay-rights activists and the conservative lobby over this burning question has now raged for many years. But the science that both groups employ in their arguments is not merely outmoded but often fallacious.Since the work of Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer in the early 1990s into the biological causes of homosexuality, a tremendous amount of new research has been carried out by scientists, who now understand a great deal more about the biology of sexual attraction.But how much does the non-scientific community really know about this research or understand its far-reaching implications? Born Gay is the first book for the general reader to provide a summary of this new research, much of which has been undertaken by the authors, Glenn Wilson and Qazi Rahman. They provide new evidence that sexual orientation is largely innate and demystify much of the confusion about such frequently misused terms as 'the gay brain' and 'the gay gene'. They show that attempts to find a sociological cause for homosexuality have little foundation and argue that popular efforts to 'blame' parents or teachers for a child's homosexuality are futile and unjust.