Are people born gay, or does upbringing or even conscious personal choice play a part? The acrimonious row between gay rights activists and God-fearing conservatives over this burning question has now raged for over a decade. But the science they employ in their arguments is not merely outmoded but often fallacious. Since the ground-breaking work of Simon LeVay and Dean HaAre people born gay, or does upbringing or even conscious personal choice play a part? The acrimonious row between gay rights activists and God-fearing conservatives over this burning question has now raged for over a decade. But the science they employ in their arguments is not merely outmoded but often fallacious. Since the ground-breaking work of Simon LeVay and Dean Hamer in the early ?90s, 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. How much does the non-scientific community really know about this research or understand the far-reaching implications of it? Wilson and Rahman 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....
|Title||:||Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation Reviews
Even though it's highly scientific, this book is very accessible and comprehensible for the lay person. The authors have compiled meaningful and thrustworthy research results in order to show that homosexuality is indeed innate (dependent on genes and some prenatal conditions) and that homosexuals must thus have the same rights in all things. The book brings down many negative stereotypes.I would highly recommend reading this to anyone who might be questioning their sexuality or who is just curious about human sexuality, but - most of all - I hope that every homophobe in the world will read it!
It is a nice overview of explanations of the origin of homosexuality, describing proportion of population, theories of genetic, hormones, brain differences, childhood indications and different social theories. If you are looking for a quick insight into these theories and searching for explanations this is the book.
Was tempted to give it 3 stars, but in summary: Sexuality is largely bimodal; more so in men than women; people are more likely to move towards straight than gay if their sexuality fluctuates; there might be some genetic cause, but err, the stats are a bit dodgy. Should have been a single chapter in a book about homosexuality, rather than a whole book. Anyway, you live and learn.
This book is a useful compilation of the important empirical studies regarding the roots of homosexuality. However, the authors do tender their opinions, so be take care not to mistake their musings as facts.