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The biology of homosexuality

Author: Jacques Balthazart; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Series: Oxford Series in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating work, Jacques Balthazart examines what research on animals can tell us about the biological factors that control human sexual behavior and orientation.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Balthazart; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199838820 0199838828
OCLC Number: 890387708
Description: XII, 188 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why this book? ; 1. Sexuality 101: The Basics ; 2. Sexuality and sexual orientation: learning or biology? ; 3. The hormonal control of sexual behavior ; 4. Biological determinism of sexual orientation in animals ; 5. Gender differences in humans ; 6. The effects of sex steroids in humans: organizing effects ; 7. The effects of sex steroids in humans: activating effects ; 8. Sex differences suggest that homosexuality is an endocrine phenomenon ; 9. Sexual orientation in clinical cases ; 10. A genetic or immunological mechanism underlying homosexuality ; 11. General Conclusions ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford Series in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.
Responsibility: Jacques Balthazart.

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"In The Biology of Homosexuality Jacques Balthazart makes a detached scientific argument that biology can explain why some people are gay and others are not. Among books that make this argument, Read more...

 
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