Sexual orientations, homosexuals, heterosexuals, males, females, development of sexual orientation
In the world of today there are the homosexuals and the heterosexuals who are forming a part of our society. Although met initially with resistance the society is gradually accepting that the homosexuals are a part of our society and are not going anywhere. Diversity in sexual orientation has been a subject that has been seen in different perspectives by the different people (LeVay, 2010). While some of the homosexuals are of the perception that their condition is one that is inbuilt and they are naturally born with it, other people feel that this is an adopted thing which the peoples' input in their minds by themselves (LeVay &Valente, 2006).
[...] What factors seem most important in the development of sexual orientation(s)? There are a number of factors that LeVay highlights as important in the development of the human sexual orientation (LeVay &Valente, 2006). His studies focused on the hormones, parents and genes and the roles that they play in the determination of the sexual orientation. His focus also concentrated in the brain and how it contributes to the differences in the sexual orientation and how the differences can be determined using the brain (LeVay, 2010). [...]
[...] Genes are ;lements that flow between the parents and their children something that forms the basis for the argument developed by LeVay that perhaps it is the retention of some of the genes of the preceeding children in the womb of the mother that are passed to the latter children and hence the homosexual attributes and traits. Based on the evidence, are there differences in the development of sexual orientation in males and females? There are differences in the development of the sexual orientation of the males and the females something that is attributed to the difference in the size of INAH3 of the hypothalamus part of the brain (LeVay, 2010). [...]
[...] LeVay argues that the amount of testosterone in an individual is very important in determining the sexual orientation of the individual (LeVay, 2010). According to his research the brain is already gender determined of what a child would be although this may not be manifested until the child reached the puberty stage of his life. With the high amount of hormones the child's sexual orientation is likely to be different from a child whose brain interacts with very small amounts of the testosterone hormones (LeVay, 2010). [...]
[...] What various kinds of scientific evidence exist that help us to understand the development of diverse sexual orientation(s)? LeVay argues that the amount of testosterone in an individual is very important in determining the sexual orientation of the individual (LeVay &Valente, 2006). One of the important hinges for the discussion is the hormone called testosterone and its interaction with the brain (LeVay, 2010). With the high amount of hormones the child's sexual orientation is likely to differ from a child with small levels of testosterone hormones. [...]
[...] Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. LeVay, S. (2010). Gay, straight and the reason why. New York: Oxford University Press. [...]
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