Is homosexuality biological?

@article{Barinaga1991IsHB,
  title={Is homosexuality biological?},
  author={Marcia Barinaga},
  journal={Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={253},
  pages={956 - 957}
}
  • M. Barinaga
  • Published 30 August 1991
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Science
new evidence suggesting that homosexuality is at least in part a biological phenomenon. Simon LeVay, a neuroscientist at the Salk Institute in San Diego, has found that in homosexual men part of the anterior hypothalamus-a brain region that governs sexual behavior-has the anatomical form usually found in women rather than the form typical of heterosexual men. LeVay's is the second report of a difference between the brains of homosexuals and heterosexuals (the first was published last year in… 

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