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Nature's choice : what science reveals about the biological origins of sexual orientation / Cheryl L. Weill
Bib ID 4515650
Format BookBook
Author
Weill, Cheryl L
 
Description New York ; London: Routledge, c2009 
xvii, 240 p. : ill, 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780789034748
9780789034755
Summary

"The true role of biology in determining sexual orientation is an oft-debated issue in both the popular media and scientific communities, and evaluating the literature on the topic can be daunting. Nature's Choice: What Science Reveals About the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation offers both a comprehensive review of the scientific literature and a fresh perspective on this complex and politically charged subject. Respected researcher, speaker, and author Dr. Cheryl L. Weill presents readers of any background with an enlightening analysis of findings from over twenty years of research on the place of biology in the determination of sexual orientation."

"Nature's Choice: What Science Reveals About the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation brilliantly distills complicated studies and research findings dealing with brain anatomy, genetics, sex-typical behavior in children, and many other areas into a balanced, accessible, and up-to-date primer on the topic. Spanning a wide range of important topics including human sexual development and the effects of hormones, Ellis and Ames' Gestational Neurohormonal Theory, the ins, outs, and implications of how scientific research is funded, and a model of the role of testosterone in determining human sexuality, Nature's Choice: What Science Reveals About the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation is an exciting book to educate and inspire readers from scientific and non-scientific backgrounds equally. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) and index.

Subjects Sexual orientation -- Physiological aspects.

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