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Specific Cross-Gender Behaviour in Boyhood and Later Homosexual Orientation

  • R. Green (a1), C. W. Roberts (a2), K. Williams (a3), M. Goodman (a4) and A. Mixon (a5)...

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Data from a group of males aged 13 to 23, who as children exhibited extensive cross-gender behaviour, was analysed. In boyhood they frequently played with dress-up dolls, role-played as females, dressed in girls' clothes, stated the wish to be girls, primarily had girls as friends, and avoided rough-and-tumble play. The majority of the group evolved a bisexual or homosexual orientation; two types of behaviour, boyhood doll play and female role-playing, were found to be associated with later homosexual orientation. The findings suggest developmental associations between specific types of boyhood cross-gender behaviour and the objects of later sexual arousal.

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Specific Cross-Gender Behaviour in Boyhood and Later Homosexual Orientation

  • R. Green (a1), C. W. Roberts (a2), K. Williams (a3), M. Goodman (a4) and A. Mixon (a5)...

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Specific Cross-Gender Behaviour in Boyhood and Later Homosexual Orientation

  • R. Green (a1), C. W. Roberts (a2), K. Williams (a3), M. Goodman (a4) and A. Mixon (a5)...
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