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Is homosexuality a genetic disorder?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 62 years experience
No.: Homosexuality may have a partially genetic basis, but it is not a disorder and not chromosomal.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
There are genes responsible for the differences in the color of our eyes but we don't think of that as a disorder.
Jan 22, 2012
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Not disease: Homosexuality is not a disease!
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Specializes in Gastroenterology
NO!: Homosexuality is not considered a disorder. A specific genetic predisposition toward heterosexuality has not yet been found.
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
No: Best evidence is that sexuality of most gay males is determined while they are still in the uterus. The likelihood of a woman's son being gay increases with each subsequent male child but only right handed males. The first son and all left handed males have a 2% chance of being gay. The third son if right handed is actually more likely to be gay than straight. https://youtu.be/RGnZgC47SLA?t=141

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