Lesley F Roberts

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INTRODUCTION A number of men have extreme castration ideations. Many only fantasize about castration; others actualize their fantasies. AIMS We wish to identify factors that distinguish those who merely fantasize about being castrated from those who are at the greatest risk of genital mutilation. METHODS Seven hundred thirty-one individuals, who were(More)
INTRODUCTION There are men in the Western world who are voluntarily castrated and are not male-to-female transsexuals. AIMS We surveyed members of this group to understand their responses to androgen deprivation (AD) and how their experiences matched their expectations of AD. METHODS We posted a questionnaire on the Eunuch Archive(More)
INTRODUCTION Some males desire to be emasculated for no medical reason. These individuals are often secretive about their desires and little is known about their background and motivation. AIMS We sought to characterize these modern eunuchs and to identify risk factors for genital self-mutilation or self-administered chemical castration. METHODS We(More)
In the present study, we exposed 53 animals from 23 different species of amphibians and reptiles to microgravity (mug). This nearly doubles the number of amphibians and reptiles observed so far in mug. The animals were flown on a parabolic flight, which provided 20-25s of mug, to better characterize behavioral reactions to abrupt exposure to mug. Highly(More)
Though the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is the most commonly used amphibian in biological research, there are no standard protocols for the husbandry of this species. With the goal of developing optimal conditions for raising these frogs, the authors assessed the effects of available cover and feeding schedule on post-metamorphic growth and behavior(More)
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