Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 1595–1600 | Cite as

Human Sexual Orientation: The Importance of Evidentiary Convergence

  • Jacques Balthazart
  • Lucas Court

The French radio “France Inter” announced in February 2017 that a manual will be distributed to French private schools claiming that “male homosexuality mainly results from a psychological development associated with the excessive or insufficient influence of the father or the mother during childhood; or from perversions of adults that have provoked a sexual attraction for the same sex, or a repulsion for the other sex” ( News such as this is a constant reminder that it remains important to periodically restate the following: homosexuality is not a choice; rather, it is largely the result of biological factors acting mostly during prenatal life (Bailey et al., 2016; Ernulf, Innala, & Whitam, 1989) potentially interacting with various postnatal influences, both types of influences eventually varying between men and women (Diamond & Rosky, 2016). In this...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GIGA NeurosciencesUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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