Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological and Social Sciences

Authored by Drs. Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh, this report is the most thorough, expert and current review of the scientific literature and clinical reports on homosexuality. Major findings: there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that homosexuals are “born that way” and cannot change; especially among adolescents there is solid evidence that sexual orientation is fluid for many people and that most adolescents experiencing same-sex attraction outgrow it by adulthood; compared to heterosexuals, homosexuals are between two and three times more likely to have been sexually abused; and compared to heterosexuals, homosexuals suffer a higher rate of mental and physical problems.