Homosexuality and Science

Homosexuality and Science

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qHomosexuality and Scienceq is the compelling history of this intense, ongoing scientific controversy. The story begins in the Victorian era, when doctors were horrified to discover that homosexuality, which they called qsexual perversionq was widespread--probably the result of childhood masturbation, they theorized, and sure to result in mental weakness and blindness for generations to come. The story progresses to a world where gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual scientists are involved in sexuality research, but where the AIDS pandemic has given rise to qreparative therapyq and ministries that claim to qcureq homosexuality. This high-interest title shows how our understanding of homosexuality has been shaped not only by theories of evolution, eugenics, endocrinology, neurobiology, molecular biology, psychology, genetics, anthropology, and sexology, but also by the values of the times.A Guide to the Debates Vernon A. Rosario. (231). Bell and ... In the space of a decade, a century of biomedical pathologization of homosexuality had been set on its head. Unfortunately, this ... Journal of the American Medical Association 213: 1494a€“1495. Hoffman, Martin. ... E-mail letter to author, May 16. Rosen, David H.

Title:Homosexuality and Science
Author:Vernon A. Rosario
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2002-01-01


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