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Androsteroneetiocholanolone Ratios in Male Homosexuals

Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5873.207 (Published 28 July 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:207
  1. M. Sydney Margolese,
  2. Oscar Janiger

    Abstract

    Analyses of 24-hour specimens of urine from healthy adult males for androsterone and etiocholanolone produced values which, when calculated as discriminant scores, discriminated between heterosexual and exclusively homosexual individuals. This confirms a previous study.

    No significant differences were found between heterosexuals and homosexuals in parental ages, secondary sex characteristics, genitalia, anthropometry, 17-ketosteroids, and 17-ketogenic steroids.

    A significant difference was found between the heterosexual group and homosexual group in the number of homosexual relatives in the immediate and extended families.