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By Simon LeVay

What reasons a baby to develop up homosexual or instantly? Neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of clinical facts that issues to at least one inescapable end: Sexual orientation effects essentially from an interplay among genes, intercourse hormones, and the cells of the constructing physique and mind. LeVay takes the reader on a whirlwind journey of laboratories focusing on genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and kin demographics. He describes, for example, how researchers have manipulated the intercourse hormone degrees of animals in the course of improvement, inflicting them to mate preferentially with animals in their personal gender. during this moment variation, LeVay provides a bankruptcy on bisexuality, studies a few unusual kinds of sexuality, and considers no matter if there can be a organic foundation for subtypes of homosexual humans comparable to "butch" and "femme" lesbians.

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