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New Evidence Found for Childhood Family Factors Influencing Sexual Orientation
NARTH ^ | October 27, 2006 | Linda Ames Nicolosi

Posted on 11/11/2006 1:44:40 PM PST by scripter

("Childhood Family Correlates of Heterosexual and Homosexual Marriages: A National Cohort Study of Two Million Danes," by Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid, Archives of Sexual Behavior Oct 13, 2006; [E-publication ahead of print])

A major study is about to be published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, which provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development.

The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark -- a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships -- was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The researchers assessed detailed marriage records for all Danish-born men and women marrying a same-sex partner from the years 1989 through 2001.

With access to the "virtually complete registry coverage of the entire Danish population," the study sample therefore lacked the problematic selection bias that has plagued many previous studies on sexual orientation.

Parental Influences on Sexual Orientation Development

The authors conclude: "Our study provides population-based, prospective evidence that childhood family experiences are important determinants of heterosexual and homosexual marriage decisions in adulthood."

Assuming that people who marry heterosexually are almost always heterosexual -- especially in a country where homosexuality carries little stigma, and gay marriage is legal -- and people who marry homosexually can be presumed to be homosexual, the study's findings offer intriguing evidence about family factors separating homosexual from heterosexual persons.

The following are findings from this new data:

  1. Men who marry homosexually are more likely to have been raised in a family with unstable parental relationships -- particularly, absent or unknown fathers and divorced parents.
  2. Findings on women who marry homosexually were less pronounced, but were still associated with a childhood marked by a broken family. The rates of same-sex marriage "were elevated among women who experienced maternal death during adolescence, women with short duration of parental marriage, and women with long duration of mother-absent cohabitation with father."
  3. Men and women with "unknown fathers" were significantly less likely to marry a person of the opposite sex than were their peers with known fathers.
  4. Men who experienced parental death during childhood or adolescence "had significantly lower heterosexual marriage rates than peers whose parents were both alive on their 18th birthday. The younger the age of the father's death, the lower was the likelihood of heterosexual marriage."
  5. "The shorter the duration of parental marriage, the higher was the likelihood of homosexual marriage...homosexual marriage rates were 36% and 26% higher among men and women, respectively, who experienced parental divorce after less than six years of marriage, than among peers whose parents remained married for all 18 years of childhood and adolescence."
  6. "Men whose parents divorced before their 6th birthday were 39% more likely to marry homosexually than peers from intact parental marriages."
  7. "Men whose cohabitation with both parents ended before age 18 years had significantly (55% -76%) higher rates of homosexual marriage than men who cohabited with both parents until 18 years."
  8. The mother's age was directly linked to the likelihood of homosexual marriage among men -- the older the mother, the more likely her son was to marry another man. Also, "only children" were more likely to be homosexual.

  9. Persons born in large cities were significantly more likely to marry a same-sex partner -- suggesting that cultural factors might also affect the development of sexual orientation.

"Whatever ingredients determine a person's sexual preferences and marital choices," conclude the study's authors, "our population-based study shows that parental interactions are important."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gaygene; gays; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; narth
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1 posted on 11/11/2006 1:44:41 PM PST by scripter
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2 posted on 11/11/2006 1:45:05 PM PST by scripter ("If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18)
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To: scripter
Science and Homosexuality

The Study The Media Ignored
How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together
Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth
Born or Bred? Science Does Not Support the Claim That Homosexuality is Genetic
The Importance of Twin Studies
The Gay Gene?
The Fading "Gay Gene"
The Innate-Immutable Argument Finds No Basis in Science
The Gay Gene: Going, Going...Gone


3 posted on 11/11/2006 1:47:03 PM PST by scripter ("If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18)
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To: scripter
Ex-Gay links

APA Has No Disagreement With the Treatment of Unwanted Homosexual Attraction
I Do Exist
People Can Change
Root Causes, Homosexual Consequences
Factors Contributing to the Development of Their Homosexual Feelings
Homosexuality and the possibility of change
Latest Scientific Research: Those Struggling with Homosexuality Can Be Set Free


4 posted on 11/11/2006 1:48:03 PM PST by scripter ("If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18)
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To: scripter

This means that "they aren't born that way"?
Incredible. Who knew? //sarcasm now off


5 posted on 11/11/2006 1:50:10 PM PST by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: scripter

Homosexuality is a kind of neuroses, or a symptom of it.


6 posted on 11/11/2006 1:50:20 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: scripter

Any word on the incidence of homosexuality among children raised by homosexuals?


7 posted on 11/11/2006 1:51:11 PM PST by IronJack
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To: scripter

"Parental Influences on Sexual Orientation Development" like MAYBE no FATHER in the home ONLY mostly overbearing Maternal influaces.


8 posted on 11/11/2006 1:51:37 PM PST by US Navy guy
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To: scripter
"Screech! Homophobia!"
9 posted on 11/11/2006 1:52:15 PM PST by pabianice
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To: scripter

Interesting study. I've read quite a bit from their website. It's good to know there are people out there who didn't go along with the removal of homosexual preferences from the mental illness list.


10 posted on 11/11/2006 1:52:36 PM PST by kuma (Mark Sanford '08 http://www.petitiononline.com/msan2008/petition.html)
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To: US Navy guy
no FATHER in the home ONLY mostly overbearing Maternal influaces.

Obviously. Identification with the mother, a craving for the male bonding he never got, etc..

11 posted on 11/11/2006 1:53:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: scripter

This can make for an interesting reply to those who say "Who would choose such a lifestyle?" The reply could be along the line of..."According to studies, your parents help choose it for you."

Not that any reply will really have much of an impact on those in the homosexual lifestyle.


12 posted on 11/11/2006 1:54:23 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: Jeff Chandler

Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not


13 posted on 11/11/2006 1:56:48 PM PST by avile
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To: scripter
"Whatever ingredients determine a person's sexual preferences and marital choices," conclude the study's authors, "our population-based study shows that parental interactions are important."

Gee same thing that we conservatives have been saying all along; a real Dad and Mom that stay married and raise the children is Key to a NORMAL HEALTHY HAPPY adult. What a surprise!

14 posted on 11/11/2006 1:58:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: scripter

This is all nonsense. All gay men are formed by finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed.


15 posted on 11/11/2006 1:59:06 PM PST by Screamname (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: scripter

Why do the study's authors assume that the cohort of homosexuals and heterosexuals who marry is a representative sample of the entire population of homosexuals or heteresoxuals respectively?


16 posted on 11/11/2006 2:00:49 PM PST by AntiGuv (o) ? (o)
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To: Screamname
...finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed.

No,.... that's a legitimate cause for committing hari-kari or it's evidence of the inhumane treatment of prisoners at Club GITMO.

17 posted on 11/11/2006 2:03:50 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: scripter
Another

DUH

ALERT!

The following are findings from this new data:


Men who marry homosexually are more likely to have been raised in a family with unstable parental relationships -- particularly, absent or unknown fathers and divorced parents.
Findings on women who marry homosexually were less pronounced, but were still associated with a childhood marked by a broken family. The rates of same-sex marriage "were elevated among women who experienced maternal death during adolescence, women with short duration of parental marriage, and women with long duration of mother-absent cohabitation with father."
Men and women with "unknown fathers" were significantly less likely to marry a person of the opposite sex than were their peers with known fathers.
Men who experienced parental death during childhood or adolescence "had significantly lower heterosexual marriage rates than peers whose parents were both alive on their 18th birthday. The younger the age of the father's death, the lower was the likelihood of heterosexual marriage."
"The shorter the duration of parental marriage, the higher was the likelihood of homosexual marriage...homosexual marriage rates were 36% and 26% higher among men and women, respectively, who experienced parental divorce after less than six years of marriage, than among peers whose parents remained married for all 18 years of childhood and adolescence."
"Men whose parents divorced before their 6th birthday were 39% more likely to marry homosexually than peers from intact parental marriages."
"Men whose cohabitation with both parents ended before age 18 years had significantly (55% -76%) higher rates of homosexual marriage than men who cohabited with both parents until 18 years."
The mother's age was directly linked to the likelihood of homosexual marriage among men -- the older the mother, the more likely her son was to marry another man. Also, "only children" were more likely to be homosexual.

Persons born in large cities were significantly more likely to marry a same-sex partner -- suggesting that cultural factors might also affect the development of sexual orientation.


Want to READ testimonies from FORMER HOMOSEXUALS that supplies DETAILS to the ABOVE?

Come on over -> http://www.exodusglobalalliance.org/testimoniess17.php

It is a WELL KNOWN FACT that NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE is born HOMOSEXUAL.

I shudder and grieve for children that are adopted by THESE UTTER PERVERTS.

SHAME ON THEM!
18 posted on 11/11/2006 2:05:53 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: RobbyS

Or something like that. My theory, admittedly half-baked, is that since sex is so ancient, our wiring is too, and it is modified in primitive ways. Much like the way a duckling follows the first mother that walks by, even if she's a possum. This does us humans no credit, of course, but then sex often makes fools of us even if we do encounter the right critter.


19 posted on 11/11/2006 2:06:18 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: avile
Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not

What is rampant in the inner cities is casual promiscuity. Obsessive promiscuity, the hallmark of homosexuality, is a sign of sexual insecurity. (For this reason Ann Coulter said that Bill Clinton is not the first black president, but the first homosexual president.)

Sexually obsessive heterosexual men are basically insecure about their masculinity, so they set out to prove their manhood with their conquests. So what you see in the inner city is different manifestation of the same pathology.

20 posted on 11/11/2006 2:06:45 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: scripter

Captain Obvious was here.


21 posted on 11/11/2006 2:07:52 PM PST by Tax-chick (I voted for a dead man.)
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To: Screamname
All gay men are formed by finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed.

I would just renounce sex for the rest of my life.

22 posted on 11/11/2006 2:08:06 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Interesting,
It goes along with gang raping being considered a latent homosexual act.


23 posted on 11/11/2006 2:08:42 PM PST by avile
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To: scripter
Concerning males turning to homosexuality there is a theme - NO MALE ROLE MODELS and NO healthy nurturing by a MALE FATHER FIGURE.

Girls have similar problems with the relationship with their mother - when mothers are aloof, no time for them - they crave this EMOTIONALLY from OTHER FEMALES when they are of age. It's an unnatural affection acted out sexually.

It's really NOT very complicated why people deprived of EMOTIONAL LOVE from one of their parents TURN to SAME SEX relationships to satisfy THAT DEEP VOID.
24 posted on 11/11/2006 2:09:41 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Rabid Dog

Based on the facts in this study, why would any country want to make homosexual marriages legal, and abandon the "one man/one woman" marriage which might eliminate the mental disorder of homosexuality among offspring? To be left without a mother or father by death is truly a great loss to a child, but for the country to purposely place that child in peril of becoming gay by eliminating the need for two strong parents through manmade laws is unconscionable.


25 posted on 11/11/2006 2:11:21 PM PST by Snapping Turtle (Slow down and get a grip!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
All gay men are formed by finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed.
I would just renounce sex for the rest of my life.


I wouldn't have to renounce it, my libido would die right then and there!
26 posted on 11/11/2006 2:11:45 PM PST by Jackson Brown (ANYONE who knew the democrats, yet stayed home and helped them take congress is an enemy of the US!)
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To: scripter

--Men and women with "unknown fathers" were significantly less likely to marry a person of the opposite sex than were their peers with known fathers.--

Aha! That fits perfectly with the profile of BJ Blythe Clinton (and the Hildebeest). He may have married her, but for political reasons, not for sex.


27 posted on 11/11/2006 2:13:27 PM PST by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: scripter
Mp> They forgot about men whose mother bought them coolats when he was 12.
28 posted on 11/11/2006 2:14:18 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Screamname

"This is all nonsense. All gay men are formed by finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed."

Just great...I was going to eat dinner in awhile. Now I'll have to observe at least two episodes of Baywatch to erase that.


29 posted on 11/11/2006 2:15:43 PM PST by mutley (The dems and the terrorists are celebrating .)
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To: mutley
"Now I'll have to observe at least two episodes of Baywatch to erase that."

You really think Hasselhoff's that cute?

30 posted on 11/11/2006 2:19:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (You cannot live forever, so live a life that will never be forgotten.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good one Joe.


31 posted on 11/11/2006 2:24:20 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graymatter

I never had anything against homsexuals until they started to use the law to make make us repeat their lies about their condition, or about their treatment by society. My understanding is that not every effeminant male is a homosexual, but that all of these sissies take punishment, not for their "sexual orientation" but because of their perceived weakness. A lot of these guys get pushed into the life style because they can't defend themselves.


32 posted on 11/11/2006 2:28:09 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Screamname

LOL! THAT would be a scary thought!


33 posted on 11/11/2006 2:29:04 PM PST by Anita1 ((In support of the troops, but opposed to the war means - you don't believe in what they are doing!))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Are ypou daring to sduggest that Bill Clinton is a (true) homophobe? ;-)


34 posted on 11/11/2006 2:29:45 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: avile
Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not.

They find male gang members to bond with or another strong male influence...like a pastor.

35 posted on 11/11/2006 2:31:10 PM PST by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: avile
Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not

Homosexuality in the 'inner city' is heavily stigmatized and largely under-acknowledged. Whatever "rampant" means, I don't know, but there is an abundance of it happening. Don't kid yourself.

36 posted on 11/11/2006 2:32:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RobbyS
Are ypou daring to sduggest that Bill Clinton is a (true) homophobe? ;-)

You know, now that you mention it, I guess he is.

37 posted on 11/11/2006 2:32:59 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: avile

"Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not"

yeah, that's what I was thinking. But maybe it is and we don't know it. It's common in prison and there are a lot of folks from broken homs in prison. And I am not 100$ sure you can take a study of Danes and expect the same results in the American ghetto.


38 posted on 11/11/2006 2:34:17 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: nmh
people deprived of EMOTIONAL LOVE from one of their parents TURN to SAME SEX relationships to satisfy THAT DEEP VOID.

Concise.

39 posted on 11/11/2006 2:34:24 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: avile; KayEyeDoubleDee
Then in the inner city homosexuality should be rampant-its not

Actually it is rampant.

I don't know if I've ever met a black guy I didn't suspect was at least bi-sexual.

PS: I've been predicting this sort of thing for going on decades now: Little boys who grow up without fathers imitate the only adults they know, which are women. Hence they grow up to behave sexually like women, i.e. they grow up to be homosexuals.

40 posted on 11/11/2006 2:38:40 PM PST by BubbaHeel
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To: RobbyS
effeminant male ... get pushed into the life style because they can't defend themselves.

That would explain how they are targeted by predatory fags. Once brutalized, they identify with their abuser, rather than face the shame.

41 posted on 11/11/2006 2:39:29 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: avile

True!

Rape is an act of violence by the perpetrator wanting dominate, humiliate and humble someone - but, not necessarily the victim!

And I believe that homosexuals want to take out their anger on someone in a passive/aggresive way in order to humilate someone - whether ititially is was the absent dad (men looking for an absent dad) or women - (getting back at a dad)!

I personally have known some who had these problems with their parent - and it came out in homosexual ways.

Not everyone reacts this way - but those who do fall into homosexuality.


42 posted on 11/11/2006 2:39:29 PM PST by Anita1 ((In support of the troops, but opposed to the war means - you don't believe in what they are doing!))
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I don't know if I've ever met a black guy I didn't suspect was at least bi-sexual.

You're kidding, right?

43 posted on 11/11/2006 2:41:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Screamname
This is all nonsense. All gay men are formed by finding Helen Thomas naked in their bed.

That happened to Bill Clinton. Everyone looked beautiful in comparison afterwards.

44 posted on 11/11/2006 2:49:12 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Hey Kerry, What part of showing heels and ass is a winning strategy in Iraq?)
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To: scripter

Thank you for this.

BTW, I have heard in two cases that the age of 5 was significant.


45 posted on 11/11/2006 2:51:34 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (C'mon and dance with me!)
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To: nmh

It's also been PROVEN that children raised in a home WITHOUT a parent who was an English major are MUCH MORE LIKELY to post on FR using ALL CAPS.

:^)


46 posted on 11/11/2006 3:08:58 PM PST by Disambiguator (;^))
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To: avile

it may be a lot more so than you think, or at least "bi-sexual " practices.


47 posted on 11/11/2006 3:15:59 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: Disambiguator

?


48 posted on 11/11/2006 3:33:38 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Jeff Chandler
people deprived of EMOTIONAL LOVE from one of their parents TURN to SAME SEX relationships to satisfy THAT DEEP VOID.

Concise.

It's SO OBVIOUS for those with eyes and want to see.

They ACT on it in their adolescence via same sex.

It's so sad how it is glorified and encouraged.
49 posted on 11/11/2006 3:35:10 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Joe 6-pack

"You really think Hasselhoff's that cute?"

Are you kidding?

You don't think he's HOT?


50 posted on 11/11/2006 4:07:34 PM PST by mutley (The dems and the terrorists are celebrating .)
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