- Read a few of our sample essays on your topic
- Develop your own ideas
- Your paper will practically write itself
Attitudes towards homosexuality have changed over the centuries. During ancient Greece, homosexual relationships were acceptable, and in some cases expected in certain segments of society. Although, later attitudes towards homosexuality in the Western world were determined largely by Judeo-Christian moral codes, which treated homosexuality as immoral, mental illness or a sin. But, by the 20th century some psychoanalysts viewed homosexuals as having a hormonal imbalance and/or a biological characteristic.
Therefore, tonight I will speak about the biological aspect of homosexuality.
Sexual orientation can determine whom a person is sexually attracted to. Sexual orientation is influenced by biological events that occur at conception or as early in a fetal life before the 17th week of pregnancy. It is in fact similar to being born right- or left-handed in that it results from physiological or genetic conditions. Sexual orientation can be developed early childhood by either genetic or inborn hormonal factors, rather than being solely a matter or
Names mentioned in this term paper
Bailey, Pillard, Rupaul, George gay, Turner,
Organizations talked about in this essay
International Journal of Neuroscience, University of New Mexico,
Locations talked about in this essay
Keywords referenced in this essay
homosexual, sexual orientation, twin, homosexual men, identical twin, biological, fraternal twin, male homosexuality, homosexual orientation, heterosexual, sexual behavior, genetic code, sexually attracted, sex hormones, early childhood, ancient greece, mental illness, hypothalamus, moral codes, human being, drive center, left handed, hormonal, Western world, New Mexico, fetal, chromosome, mothers, apples, the mother, the 20th century, Rupaul, X chromosome, psychoanalysts, immoral, fetuses, miscarriages, psychosocial, X linked, dyslexic, Judeo Christian, adolescence, hopefully, suicides, brains, maternal, physiological, closet, immune system, proteins,