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Published Online: 1 April 2009

Will Prenatal Hormone Treatment Prevent Homosexuality?

Publication: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Volume 1, Issue Number 4

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The prenatal hormone theory of sexual orientation is derived from research on lower mammals, and draws limited corroboration from human research on endocrinological abnormalities associated with physical manifestations of intersexuality. Its application to the more common forms of homosexuality has led to conflicting findings and major controversy. The scientific groundwork is insufficient to support the introduction of prenatal hormone screening or treatment for the prevention of homosexuality.

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cover image Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Volume 1Issue Number 41990/1991
Pages: 279 - 283

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Published online: 1 April 2009
Published in print: 1990/1991

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HEINO F.L. MEYER-BAHLBURG, Dr. rer. nat.

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