The LGBT Health & Development Program

Learn from the experts about the development of sexual orientation


Posted on October 5th, 2011 by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog. No Comments

Sexuality and gender play a big role in shaping identity, but for much of human history how they are determined has remained unknown. How does sexual orientation develop? What is it? Can it be changed? What is the relationship between sexuality and gender? How do biology and culture interact to produce it?  The long list of questions that has spanned centuries may finally be getting answers.  Hear from some of the leading scientists currently studying the science of sexual orientation and gender identify, answering these complex questions using understandable language.  This video comes from the World of Science Festival panel on the Origins of Sexual Orientation.  Participants include Psychologist Dr. Meredith Chivers and Neuroscientists Drs. Jim Pfaus, Marc Breedlove, and Paul Vasey.





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