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of the information on this page has been summarised from the website of
the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA is the largest association
of psychologists worldwide.
There are probably many reasons for a person's sexual orientation and
these reasons may be different for different people. Most scientists agree
that sexual orientation is most likely to be the result of a combination
of environmental, cognitive and biological factors.
No, human beings cannot choose to be either gay or straight. It emerges
for most people in early adolescence without any prior sexual experience.
Yes. Studies comparing
groups of children raised by gay and straight parents find no developmental
differences between the two groups of children in four critical areas
- intelligence, psychological adjustment, social adjustment and popularity
with friends. Also, a parent's sexual orientation does not indicate their