Differences between heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women in recalled childhood experiences

  title={Differences between heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women in recalled childhood experiences},
  author={G. Phillips and R. Over},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • G. Phillips, R. Over
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women recalled the extent to which they had engaged in gender conforming (female-stereotypic) behaviors and gender nonconforming (male-stereotypic) behaviors in childhood. Heterosexual women were more likely to recall having had female-stereotypic experiences as children, whereas lesbian women often recalled a childhood characterized by male-stereotypic experiences. Multiple discriminant function allowed the heterosexual women in the sample to be… CONTINUE READING
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