By John Money
The various old, cultural, and physiological impacts that make certain sexual orientation are the focal point of this attention-grabbing paintings by way of one of many most appropriate investigators of human sexuality. Drawing on case reports from his sexology sanatorium, the writer explores such issues as prenatal and postnatal historical past, gender differentiation in adolescence, and postpubertal hormonal theories. In so doing, he addresses the numerous enigmas of sexual orientation: What makes a few teenagers develop as much as be gay, whereas others develop into heterosexual or bisexual? To what measure is gender id decided sooner than start? How do the thoughts of masculine and female develop into differentiated in the course of adolescence? What will we learn about the connection among hormones and homosexuality in maturity? a distinct function of this booklet is the follow-up reporting on Money's long term reviews that started over 3 many years in the past. The stories are introduced jointly right here for comparability with one another--and with the paintings of others--and their complete importance is systematically evaluated. additionally explored this is his pioneering strategies of lovemaps, the pathways of person sexual and erotic improvement, and the standards that could form total fit or pathological orientation, paraphilia, and gender transposition in adolescence, early life, and adulthood. Written in obtainable language for researchers and clinicians, this authoritative paintings is either thought-provoking and informative because it explores well timed questions of sexual orientation.