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Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation

Author: Simon LeVay
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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What causes a child to grow up gay, straight, or bisexual? In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon LeVay
ISBN: 9780190297374 0190297379
OCLC Number: 970821946
Description: pages cm
Contents: What is sexual orientation? --
Why we need biology --
The outline of a theory --
Childhood --
Characteristics of gay and straight adults --
The role of sex hormones --
The role of genes --
The brain --
The body --
The older-brother effect --
Beyond gay and straight --
Conclusions
Responsibility: Simon LeVay

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The theory that sexual orientation has a biological basis receives support in neuroscientist Simon LeVay's book. Relating evidence from genetics, neuroscience and developmental biology, he suggests Read more...

 
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