The causes of human sexual orientation

  title={The causes of human sexual orientation},
  author={Christopher C. H. Cook},
  journal={Theology \& Sexuality},
  pages={1 - 19}
  • C. Cook
  • Published 16 September 2020
  • Psychology
  • Theology & Sexuality
ABSTRACT Research on the causes of human sexual orientation has been marshaled in support of predetermined and opposing theological viewpoints. Whilst acknowledging that there is still much that is not known, the peer reviewed scientific literature clearly shows that a combination of genetic and environmental factors contribute to sexual orientation, with approximately one third of variance currently attributed to the former. Much of the known environmental influence appears to be intra-uterine… 
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