Born Gay?

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  1. Other recent scientific information that suggest sexual orientation is genetic from the very development of the foetus as early as the first moments of gestation.

    here are some of the studies I can remember
    Genetics and Homosexuality: Are People Born Gay? – The Biological B…
    http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/genetics_of_homosexuality.html

    Fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraternal_birth_order_and_male_sexual_orientation

    Biological versus nonbiological older brothers and men’s sexual ori…
    http://www.pnas.org/content/103/28/10771.long

    Prenatal hormones and sexual orientation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenatal_hormones_and_sexual_orientation

    The neurodevelopment of human sexual orientation
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T0J-4G1GFCY-1&_user=10&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F2005&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=ea95330dd0e5736ac26f581711f8db66

    You may also want to watch the documentary called: For The Bible Tells Me So, if you haven’t seen it yet, there is a short animated section that deals with sexual orientation and the birth order of males suggesting that the more boys a woman has the more likely they are to become gay as her body produces specific antigens that feminise the foetus in a way. (only males were ever studied so far for this according to the film)

    Theories of what causes the effect
    Anthony Bogaert’s work involving adoptees concludes that the effect is not due to being raised with older brothers, but is hypothesized to have something to do with changes induced in the mother’s body when gestating a boy that affects subsequent sons. An in-utero maternal immune response has been hypothesized for this effect. The effect is present regardless of whether or not the older brothers are raised in the same family environment with the boy. There is no effect when the number of older brothers is increased by adopted brothers or step brothers.

    The fraternal birth order effect appears to have the opposite effect in right-handed individuals than non-right-handed individuals; however, the incidence of homosexuality correlated with an increase in older brothers is seen only in right-handed males.

    Bogaert (2006) replicated the fraternal birth order effect on male sexual orientation, in a sample including both biological siblings and adopted siblings. Only the older biological brothers influenced sexual orientation; there was no effect of adopted siblings. Bogaert concluded that his finding strongly suggest a prenatal origin to the fraternal birth-order effect.

    McConaghy (2006) published in a sociological journal that he found no relationship between the strength of the effect and degree of homosexual feelings, rather than full blown homosexuality or homosexual behavior, leading him to conclude that the influence of birth order on degree of homosexual feelings was not due to a biological, but a social process.

    There is so much information it’s hard to have one definite answer but from the looks of the overwhelming conclusion we don’t choose our orientation it’s decided literally during the foetal development.

    Hope this helps, if you get any more infomation please share.

    Peace

    H

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