Because sexual orientation is complex and multi-dimensional, some academics and researchers, especially in queer studieshave argued that it is a historical and social construction. Some researchers, such as Bruce Bagemihlhave criticized the labels "heterosexual" and "homosexual" as confusing and degrading.
Key factors in the development of homosexuals were "paternal attachment, introversion, and neurotic characteristics". Dual Attraction.
Gay rights do not have to hinge on a genetic explanation for sexuality Credit: Ignacio Lehmann. However, the study went on to state that victims may self-identify as gay or bisexual before the abuse occurs, implying that their non-heterosexual orientation and identity is not caused by the abuse, and reported that no longitudinal study had determined a causal relationship between sexual abuse and sexual orientation.
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Michael; Gitelman, Darren R. No conclusive evidence supports any one specific cause of homosexuality; however, most researchers agree that biological and social factors influence the development of sexual orientation. They suggest that parents of opposite-sex twins are more likely to give them unisex treatment, but that an older brother establishes gender-socializing mechanisms for the younger brother to follow.
Archived from the original on April 11, Main article: Demographics of sexual orientation. Article online. The default developmental pathway for a human fetus being female, the Y chromosome is what induces the changes necessary to shift to the male developmental pathway.
But not everyone finds the results convincing, according to Science. If sexual orientation was being assessed based on one's sexual attraction then this individual would be considered homosexual, but her behavior indicates heterosexuality. Despite seven categories being able to provide a more accurate description of sexual orientation than a dichotomous scale, it is still difficult to determine which category individuals should be assigned to.
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