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To Have Sex or Not to Have Sex? An Online Focus Group Study of Sexual Decision Making Among Sexually Experienced and Inexperienced Gay and Bisexual Adolescent Men

6th May

New findings help better understand reasons why adolescent gay and bisexual men may have or abstain from sex.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: Changing Sexual Orientation

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27th December

Dr. Chivers says that it is not possible for people to change their sexual orientation, but what can and should be changed is society’s response to people’s sexual orientation.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Fluidity?

26th July

Dr. Chivers defines sexual fluidity as the tendency of bisexual or lesbian women to shift their sexual identity. However, while they may shift their identity Dr. Chivers does not think that the underlying sexual attraction is altered.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Orientation?

9th July

Dr. Chivers says that everybody has a sexual orientation and sexual drive that we don’t consciously think about.

Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Bisexuality?

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9th July

Dr. Chivers says that men’s sexual orientation tends to be more polarized than that of women, but this doesn’t mean that all women are bisexual.

Higher Pregnancy Rate for LGBT Youth

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7th June

The pregnancy rate for teenagers who identify as gay or bisexual is greater than that of their heterosexual counterparts.

Making Sexual Agreements

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6th April

Making a sexual agreement with your primary partner is crucial to keeping your relationship happy, trusting, and safe.

SpeakOUT with Meredith Chivers at Center on Halsted

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24th March

QUEERING the SEXLAB: or: How studying queer women has revealed that straight women are the biggest mystery of all.

Moderators of the relationship between internalized homophobia and risky sexual behavior in men who have sex with men: a meta-analysis.

17th November

Research on internalized homophobia (IH) has consistently linked it to both mental and physical health outcomes, while research on its relationships with other variables has been inconsistent.

A candidate gene study of CYP19 (aromatase) and male sexual orientation.

3rd February

Aromatase cytochrome P450 (CYP19), which is necessary for the conversion of androgens to estrogens, plays an important role in the sexual differentiation of the brain. To investigate whether differences in the gene encoding the aromatase enzyme influence sexual orientation in men, we conducted linkage, association, and expression analyses in a large sample of homosexual brothers using microsatellite markers in and around CYP19. No linkage was detected, and a gene-specific relative risk of 1.5-fold could be excluded at a lod score of -2. Results of the TDT demonstrated no preferential transmission of any of the CYP19 alleles in this sample. Expression of aromatase mRNA by microarray analysis was not significantly different between heterosexual and homosexual men. These results suggest that variation in the gene for this subunit of the aromatase enzyme complex is not likely to be a major factor in … Read More »

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