Dr Paul McHugh – Sexuality and Gender

~ Special Report ~

 

Sexuality and Gender

Findings from the Biological,
Psychological, and Social Sciences

Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D.

 

Number 50  ~  Fall 2016  ~  $7.00……….

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Number 50  ~  Fall 2016

Editor’s Note: Questions related to sexuality and gender bear on some of the most intimate and personal aspects of human life. In recent years they have also vexed American politics. We offer this report—written by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, an epidemiologist trained in psychiatry, and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, arguably the most important American psychiatrist of the last half-century—in the hope of improving public understanding of these questions. Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence. The report has a special focus on the higher rates of mental health problems among LGBT populations, and it questions the scientific basis of trends in the treatment of children who do not identify with their biological sex. More effort is called for to provide these people with the understanding, care, and support they need to lead healthy, flourishing lives.

Preface   4

Lawrence S. Mayer

Executive Summary  7

Sexuality and Gender

Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences

Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. and Paul R. McHugh, M.D.

Introduction  10

Part 1: Sexual Orientation    13

Abstract  13

Problems with Defining Key Concepts  15

The Context of Sexual Desire  19

Sexual Orientation  21

Challenging the “Born that Way” Hypothesis  25

Studies of Twins  26

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