Skip to comments.Being gay 'starts in the womb'
Posted on 06/26/2006 8:24:33 PM PDT by managusta
Boys with a number of elder brothers are more likely to grow up to be gay than boys with relatively fewer older brothers, younger brothers or sisters of any age - but is not the result of upbringing, says a study published today.
For each additional older brother, a boy's chance of being homosexual increases by a third, it says.
Prof Anthony Bogaert, at Brock University, in St Catherine's, Canada, says his research provides strong evidence that sexual orientation may be the result of biological processes in the womb.
"If you have a biological brother, and you never even lived with that biological brother, this leads to a higher likelihood of male homosexuality," said Prof Bogaert.
He says one possible explanation is that sexual orientation is forged in the womb as a result of a pregnant mother's immune reaction to her male sons. Her body builds up antibodies to male-specific molecules from past pregnancies that affect the developing brain of her foetus, shifting its sexual orientation.
The findings were greeted with caution yesterday by Prof Roger Short, an expert in sexual orientation at the Melbourne Royal Women's Hospital and the University of Melbourne, who said there was "much more likely to be a sociological explanation"
So does it mean that it is not genetic?
Being a pedophile?
Being a rapist?
Being a serial killer?
Being a bad dresser and sloppy housekeeper.
But of course. You don't want to see an individual taking the blame for his or her actions do you?
Victims all victims.
I would've suspected it to have begun in the colon....
So does that mean the ninth boy is THREE TIMES A LADY!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Yeah, right. Drawing to an inside straight begins in the womb, too. Thanks a lot, Mom.
They might as well have said, "For each additional older brother, a boy's chance of being unreasonably afraid of backing into doorknobs increases by a third....."
So THAT'S where all those gay Mormons came from.
Oh, wait, never mind.
Anthony Bogaert is an associate professor at Brock University in Ontario.
Oh crap. These people are the High Priests of Perversion. I'll guarantee that this "study" will be found to be bogus, just like all the rest of these psychobabblemumbojumbo BS "studies" where evidence is cherry picked to "prove" the preconceived hypoyjesis.
Too bad that, after 25+ years of looking, there's absolutely no proof of any genetic link to being gay / straight / pedophile / lesbian / transgender / girl watcher / prefer women with big'uns, etc.
Anthony Bogaert, a psychologist and human sexuality expert
Asexuals are getting organized and
Dr Anthony Bogaert, an associate professor of psychology at Brock University, released his analysis of a 1994 survey of the sex lives of some 18,000 Britons. He was urprised that fully 1% of respondents reported having had no feelings of sexual attraction to anyone in their lives.
For example: hermaphrodites....
Pegs my BS meter...
And here come an amazing number of stupid comments...not one of which address the study. Conservatives just never never argue on the scientific issues...just blurt out stupid stuff. I would have a lot more respect to a discussion if it was rational.
Ok, now you can go ahead and flame away...oh, and I await the really "mature" ones to comment on my Freeper name.