Stigma, Sex, and Society

Michael W Ross, Lesley J. Rogers, Helen McCulloch

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This paper takes a critical look at the hormonal basis of sexual behavior and concludes that it plays no part in determination of sexual activity or sexual preference in any of its forms including homosexually and transsexualism. The empricial evidence of psychosexual functioning does not support Money's schema which suggests that sexual variation (homosexuality), transsexualism, and transvestism are incongruities of gender identity. An alternative approach which places gender differentiation and sexual variation in a social context is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-330
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes


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