Finger-length ratios and sexual orientation

  title={Finger-length ratios and sexual orientation},
  author={T. J. Williams and M. E. Pepitone and S. E. Christensen and B. Cooke and A. Huberman and N. J. Breedlove and T. J. Breedlove and C. L. Jordan and S. M. Breedlove},
  • T. J. Williams, M. E. Pepitone, +6 authors S. M. Breedlove
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Animal models have indicated that androgenic steroids acting before birth might influence the sexual orientation of adult humans. Here we examine the androgen-sensitive pattern of finger lengths, and find evidence that homosexual women are exposed to more prenatal androgen than heterosexual women are; also, men with more than one older brother, who are more likely than first-born males to be homosexual in adulthood, are exposed to more prenatal androgen than eldest sons. Prenatal androgens may… CONTINUE READING
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