Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 9–11 | Cite as

Marks of Ambivalence of Homosexuality Between Arab Literary Works and Islamic Jurisprudence: A Brief Historiographical Commentary

Letter to the Editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health SciencesUniversity of South DakotaVermillionUSA

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