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Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research Into Homosexuality

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1017 (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1017
  1. Charles Weijer

    Simon Levay MIT Press, £16.95, pp 364 ISBN 0 262 12199 9

    What makes people gay or lesbian? And why should we care? Neuroanatomist and queer researcher Simon Levay provides an accessible overview of answers to these questions in his latest book. Levay, himself the subject of controversy after his report in Science in 1991 of the sex-atypical size of a nucleus in the brains of gay men, is well situated to detail scientific research into the aetiology of homosexuality and its all important social …

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