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Because so many people remain negatively focussed on the question of homosexuality modern medical research (not opinions) will hopefully clear any doubts behind the causes of the condition known as Homosexuality.
The following comments were recently posted by Dr.Kate O’Hanlan* on a conservative U.S. based Catholic Website. Following years of indepth research by the North American medical profession shows that homosexuality is simple due to natural hormonic variation instead of 'choice' by the individual. Please note that Dr. O’Hanlan’s qualified observation is widely supported by numerious recognized medical organizations.
Research published in medical journals in the National Library of Congress, (include Frontiers of Neuroendocrinology April 2011) consistently reveal that variable hormonal levels in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy permanently affect child’s neural circuitry for sexual orientation and gender identity to express on a spectrum between straight and gay, same or opposite gender. A little extra testosterone secreted from the adrenals during early pregnancy affects the baby girls’brains causing nearly half to be lesbian, a tenth to be transgender. Also, a girl twin baby simply sharing the womb with a boy co-twin, in which some of his testosterone from his amniotic fluid gets into her blood, causes about one fifth of girl co-twins to be lesbian. These girls also have the bone structure and physical coordination of boys, so they are good in sports, and thus the stereotype.
The opposite is also true: a bit less testosterone than usual in a boy’s blood during early pregnancy can make him gay or transgender. If a boy’s mother has delivered many older brothers before him, which caused her to make blocking antibody to his male proteins, resulting in about one fifth of boys with many older brothers being gay. Many of these boys have phonation, gait, physiology and linguistic and visual arts skills slightly more like girls, and thus the stereotype.
Most homosexuals and most heterosexuals believe that they had no choice to be how they are because they were born on the far ends of the spectrum. They can firmly claim they were “born that way.” But, for some straight and gay folks, it WAS and IS definitely a choice for them because they were born closer to the middle of the biological spectrum between straight and gay: they are simply bisexual. Their orientations don’t change from straight to gay when they date different genders, they simply have brain wiring that attracts them to both. All orientations are hard-wired prenatally and none can change it. It is all biological and innocent, and not contagious or changeable.From the American Psychological Association: homosexuality is a normal sexual orientation; homosexual relationships are normal relationships.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, National Association of Social Workers, Child Welfare League of America, North American Council on Adoptable Children have endorsed civil marriage/adoption for same-sex couples because marriage strengthens mental, physical health and longevity of couples, and having two parents (of any gender) provides greater health, legal/financial security for children. Research confirms that children develop perfectly normally. Even the American Academy of Anthropology has issued a policy statement that says access to civil marriage by same-sex couples will not harm our social order.
Visit the websites of these non-partisan, national professional and certifying associations for their policy statements and view their rationales based on published scientific research.
If we don’t listen to professional experts on national family health and welfare, then we are simply voting our religious beliefs or personal bias into state and federal laws, and harming the families of gay and lesbian couples, especially those with children.
Recall what the Catholic Church did to Galileo.
*This article was written with the kind permission of Dr. Kate O’Hanlan, M.D. who is a Gynecological and Oncology surgeon at the Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA. specializing in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.