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The biology of sexual orientation

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The biology of sexual orientation 30/11/2010 15:58:00 Sexual dimorphic- diff btw males and females Complex Complex genetic traits that are considered to be common, multi genetic  disorders that are often influenced by the environment Trait is a genetic definition Relates to specific characteristics of an organism Disease is a social definition Is it a trait or a disease Depression Alcoholism Risk taking Homosexuality a disease until 1973 then a trait   Measuring sexual orientation The Kinsey scale o 0-6  o 0 for hetero and 6 for homo and 3 for bi o attraction o fantasy  o behavior o self identification in women there was a differences between the bisexual women which are very  low in men and so what you have is 95 per is at 0 in male and female depending on the questions causes a controversy about the numbers  how do you make a homo non biological theories
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o FRUED-dominant mother, absent father, disruption of Oedipal phase  exit, etc o MONEY- social and family influence o CHURCHHILL – sexual experience o FOUCAULT- social constructionism  o Early sexual experience influence other things but not sexual  orientation Psychological theories Homo is not cause by o
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