Mccarthy and other experts cautioned that the discovery of epigenomic marks suggestive of homosexuality is a far cry from finding the causes of sexual preference. Ters worse by starting with the assumption that homosexuality was an inherited abnormality which could not be cured simply because it was inherent kinsey was convinced that there was absolutely no evidence of inheritance” wardell b pomeroy, dr kinsey and the institute for sex research (new york: harper & row, 1972), 76. Research into the causes of homosexuality plays a role in political and social debates and also raises concerns about genetic profiling and prenatal testing   despite numerous attempts, no gay gene has been identified.
Originally thought by the american psychological association (hereafter referred to as apa) to be a mental disorder, research into its causes, origins, and development have consequently led to its removal by the apa from its list of diagnoses and disorders [1.
Indeed, over the past 2 decades, researchers have turned up considerable evidence that homosexuality isn't a lifestyle choice, but is rooted in a person's biology and at least in part determined by genetics. A review of current research shows that there is no evidence supporting a social cause for homosexuality [8, 9] on the contrary, there are multiple studies, both with animals and humans, demonstrating the causative relationship with the pre-natal testosterone during a critical stage in defeminization.
Ap psych mid-term study play study basic research on the behavioral differences between shy and outgoing people clinical psychologists research on the causes of homosexuality suggests that genetic influence plays a role in sexual orientation freud-free association. We have examined many causes for homosexuality in the preceding pages, both biological and social and although an interesting topic of debate, no one theory or experiment leads to a definitive answer some believe that the characters found on xq28 are the holy grail of homosexuality research, the elusive ‘gay gene.
Start studying ap psych mid-term learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools study basic research on the behavioral differences between shy and outgoing people research on the causes of homosexuality suggests that genetic influence plays a role in sexual orientation. The relationship between biology and sexual orientation is a subject of research while scientists do not know the exact cause of sexual orientation, they theorize that a combination of genetic, hormonal, and social factors determine it.
But rice and others caution that the research is still preliminary and based on a small sample researchers thought they were hot on the trail of “gay genes” in 1993, when a team led by geneticist dean hamer of the national cancer institute reported in science that one or more genes for homosexuality had to reside on xq28, a large region on the x chromosome. But the purpose of this examination is not to prove whether or not homosexuality is right or wrong, but rather to establish a thorough understanding of the biological and social theories surrounding the cause of homosexuality.
According to dean hamer and michael bailey, genetic aspects are only one of the multiple causes of homosexuality in 2017, nature published an article with a genome wide association study on male sexual orientation the research consisted of 1,077 homosexual men and 1,231 heterosexual men.