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Familiality of Gender Nonconformity Among Homosexual Men.

Bailey, J Michael and Rieger, Gerulf and Krishnappa, Ritesha S and Kolundzija, Alana B and Dawood, Khytam and Sanders, Alan R (2020) 'Familiality of Gender Nonconformity Among Homosexual Men.' Archives of Sexual Behavior. ISSN 0004-0002

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Abstract

We examined whether recalled childhood gender nonconformity and self-reported adult gender nonconformity is familial, using data from 1154 families selected for having at least two homosexual brothers. Specifically, we examined the extent to which homosexual men's variation in gender nonconformity runs in families by examining pairs of genetic brothers who were both homosexual (N = 672-697 full sibling concordant pairs). We also examined similarity between homosexual and heterosexual brothers (N = 79-82 full sibling discordant pairs). Consistent with past studies, concordant pairs yielded modest positive correlations consistent with moderate genetic and/or familial environmental effects on gender nonconformity. Unlike results of smaller past studies, discordant pairs also yielded modest positive, though nonsignificant, correlations. Our results support the feasibility of supplementing genetic studies of male sexual orientation with analyses of gender nonconformity variation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual orientation; homosexuality; gender nonconformity; familiality; genetics
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2021 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26676

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