Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 September 2016

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190297374

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Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why

The Science of Sexual Orientation

Revised Edition

Simon LeVay

  • Neuroscientist Simon LeVay presents the best current summary of the science of sexual orientation.
  • Marshalls a wealth of evidence that points toward the radical new explanation that sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes, sex hormones, and the developing brain.
  • Illustrates how the same biological processes that influence a broad array of gendered traits are also the guiding factors behind a person's emerging sexuality.
  • Contains a wealth of new evidence gathered since LeVay's last book on the topic, Queer Science.
  • Clear, straightforward prose that is accessible to everyone who has questions about what causes a person to grow up gay, straight, or bisexual.

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