Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research

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INDEX
Abelove, Henry, 83, 242n31
Abortion: access to, 122-123, 203; consequences of barring, 122-25; public scrutiny of, 122, 134; religious prohibitions against, 120; right to in United States, 122, 134-35; for sexual orientation selection, 67, 103-4, 120
Academic freedom, 58
Acosta, Frank X., 245n7
Acupuncture, 76
ADA, SEE Americans with Disabilities Act
Adams, Henry E., 239n9, 257n1
Adams, Mark B., 244n51
Adolescent sexuality, 113-14
Adult in research and therapy, 105-6
Advocacy for gay causes, 219, 220
Affirmative action, 216
Age of consent, 57, 174
Agyei, Yvonne, 235n45
AIDS: detrimental effects to gay people, 213; effects on research subjects, 25-27, 235n32, 235n33; interpretation of, 73, 241n46; risks and adverse preferences, 152
Alienation in boys, 38, 44
A.M.A., see American Medical Association
Amendment 2, 7, 188, 220
American Academy of Pediatrics, 245n9
American Law Institute, 228
American Medical Association: advisory on aversion therapy, 84; report on gay and lesbian health, 84, 243n40
American Psychiatric Association, on homosexuality, 10, 51, 83,114,199, 237n65, 238nn4-6, 239n8
American Psychological Association, on homosexuality, 67
Americans with Disabilities Act, 253n44
Amnesia and sexual orientation, 111-12
Animal sex research, 71, 168, 250n9, 251n11
Annas, George, 250n30
Antagonism between gay and straight people, 116, 133, 193
Antisodomy laws, 66, 189, 252n43
A.P.A., see American Psychiatric Association
Arditti, Rita, 247n47
Artistic traits, 212-13
Asymmetry in body traits, 35-36
Authoritarian states, 2, 217-18
Autonomy in therapy decisions, 77, 84, 241n8
Aversion therapy, 79, 94
Backlash against gay political gains, 187

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Scientific Accounts of Sexual Orientation 13
  • 2 - The Value of Sexual Orientation Research 49
  • 3 - The Practice of Sexual Orientation Therapy 75
  • 4 - Controlling the Sexual Orientation of Children 103
  • 5 - The Use of Sexual Orientation Tests 137
  • 6 - Sexual Orientation Research, Nature, and the Law 165
  • 7 - Science and the Future 193
  • Epilogue 223
  • Notes 231
  • Index 259
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