Homosexual behavior in primates: A review of evidence and theory

  title={Homosexual behavior in primates: A review of evidence and theory},
  author={P. Vasey},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  • P. Vasey
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • Homosexual behavior is defined as genital contact, genital manipulation or both between same-sex individuals. Available data indicate that this behavior is phylogenetically widespread among the anthropoid primates, but totally absent among prosimians. The majority of the 33 species that demonstrate homosexual behavior do so rarefy, but for a substantial number (N =12) it appears to be a more common pattern under free-ranging conditions. I summarize data on homosexual behavior as it relates to… CONTINUE READING
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