Psychiatric Symptoms and Same-Sex Sexual Attraction and Behavior in Light of Childhood Gender Atypical Behavior and Parental Relationships

@article{Alanko2009PsychiatricSA,
  title={Psychiatric Symptoms and Same-Sex Sexual Attraction and Behavior in Light of Childhood Gender Atypical Behavior and Parental Relationships},
  author={Katarina Alanko and Pekka Santtila and Katarina Witting and Markus Varjonen and Patrik Jern and Ada Johansson and Bettina von der Pahlen and N. Kenneth Sandnabba},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={494 - 504}
}
This study explores the relation between the level of current symptoms of depression and anxiety and recalled childhood gender atypical behavior (GAB), and quality of relationships with parents among men and women who reported same-sex sexual attraction or engaged in same-sex sexual behavior and men and women who did not. Matched pairs, 79 men (n = 158) and 148 women (n = 296), with equal levels of GAB were created of Finnish participants with either same-sex sexual attraction or behavior and… Expand
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