Relationship status and testosterone in North American heterosexual and non-heterosexual men and women: Cross-sectional and longitudinal data

  title={Relationship status and testosterone in North American heterosexual and non-heterosexual men and women: Cross-sectional and longitudinal data},
  author={S. Anders and N. Watson},
  • S. Anders, N. Watson
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Previous research has found that single heterosexual (Het) men have higher salivary testosterone (T) concentrations than partnered Het men. Here, we used both longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses to examine a more diverse population (n = 258) that included Het and non-heterosexual (Non-Het) women and men. Results showed that, for Het men (but not Het women) and Non-Het women (but not Non-Het men), baseline T was significantly lower in partnered than unpartnered individuals. Longitudinal… CONTINUE READING
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