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Are gay people born gay?
The hypothalamusis a multi-purpose structure located in the front-center of all mammal brains. It monitors the internal conditions of the body, such as hunger, thirst, body temperature and it controls the “arousal mode” for sex drive.
“INAH” and “SN” Sexual Connectors
Neuroscientist Dr. Simon LeVay of the University of California, LA, studied the interstitial nuclei of the anterior hypothalamus, or “INAH,” and published his results in “Science” and “Discover” magazines. LeVay discovered that the INAH sexual connector in the hypothalamus is larger in men than in women. Interestingly, the INAH in homosexual men was found to be larger than those found in females, but smaller than in heterosexual men. Therefore, the INAH is physically shaped different between homosexual men and heterosexual men.
Dr. Dick Swaab, a Dutch neuroscientist, studied another neuron set in the hypothalamus called the “suprachiasmatic nucleus,” or “SN.” In males, the SN is more elongated, where in females, the SN is more bulbous. Interestingly, according to Dr. Swaab’s research, the SN is twice as large in homosexual men than in heterosexual men.
increases chance of lesbian baby
The US study found that mothers of homosexuals were eight times more likely to have taken the two identified drugs during the first three months of their pregnancy.
In 1995 Professor Dick Swaab announced to an indifferent world that the probable cause of transsexualism was perhaps linked to the relative sizes of the Anterior portion of the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis. Unfortunately a lot of political debate erupted around this and it is probable that a lot of good science was lost in the debate. The issue for Swaab was perhaps finding some proof of a condition from a neurological standpoint. The issue that most people latched on to was the notion that "Transsexuals cannot help being transsexual"
Originally posted by Vitchilo
It's the most funny news that I ever red!
And some people will believe it !! God forgive them!
Originally posted by grover
this is one of the most absurd posts I have seen in a long time. If you want to know if someone is born gay, ask a gay person, they will tell you right out that they made no choice about it.
As for smoking causing lesbianism, that is a joke. How about all the women with gay or lesbian children who never smoked? If somebody is going to propose such a riduclious theory, prove it show us the data and use the scientific technique to break the theory apart and then reassemble it to see if it works.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Ok first of all let's just remember the guy is Dutch I believe. There might have simply been different terminology or mistranslation.
Now homosexuality isn't nessesarily a problem. It is however abnormal (sorry but no better word for it), and should merit some investigation. That doesn't mean it's a problem, it just means it should be better understood. It's like "why do some people have darker skin?" It's a scientific question that deserves a scientific answer.
Are gay people born gay?
That's the $50M question, and I think it needs to be answered before scientists start trying to see what health issues and habits may cause homosexuality. I've always leaned more towards the "nurture" side of the argument, that one's upbringing makes more of a difference in who they are than their genetics (although genetics cannot be ignored of course).