Published Online: 15 JUL 2003
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How to Cite
Sanders, A. R. and Dawood, K. 2003. Sexual Orientation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2003
Sexual orientation describes what is erotically attractive to an individual and is usually consistent with sexual identity, which refers to an individual's labelling of self as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual; both are typically not consolidated until adolescence or later.
- sexual orientation;
- gender role behaviour;
- birth order;
- family and twin studies;
- linkage studies