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Could there be a connection between homosexuality and aspergers?

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Dr. Frank Gaskill answered

Specializes in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

In Asperger girls (aspergirls) there does seem to be a higher percentage of homosexuality but clear research is this area has not been completed. Aspergirls is a good book to review for girls. Have not run into anything for males but will keep you posted if i do. Here is my take on the subject. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Teens are often cruel to one another, and a peer who is "different" because of shyness, focus on academics or some other interest, uncoordinated, or lack of social skills -- as Asperger kids are -- is going to be called "gay". Truth be told, both "high functioning autism" and "homosexuality" are a continuum with "normal", and wherever a person falls on either line is their personal gift.

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