Birth order and sexual orientation in women.

  title={Birth order and sexual orientation in women.},
  author={Anthony F. Bogaert},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={111 6},
One of the world's largest databases on human sexuality was used to investigate whether lesbians, like homosexual men, have a later birth order relative to heterosexual comparisons. The women (N > 5,000) were interviewed by investigators at the Kinsey Institute for Sex and Reproduction from 1938 to 1963. The women were dichotomously classified as lesbian (n = 257) or heterosexual (n = 5,008). No significant birth order effect was observed. Results support theories of gender-specific mechanisms… CONTINUE READING

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