Last updated on: 2/27/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

AVERT Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“AVERT does not have a fixed position on either of the two issues you have mentioned [‘Is sexual orientation determined at birth?’ and ‘Is marijuana an effective treatment for the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?’]. However, we have written some commentary on the subject of whether sexual orientation is determined at birth…”

E-mail to ProCon.org, Oct. 5, 2006

“AVERT does not have a fixed position on either of the two issues you have mentioned [‘Is sexual orientation determined at birth?’ and ‘Is marijuana an effective treatment for the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?’]. However, we have written some commentary on the subject of whether sexual orientation is determined at birth…” (10/05/06 e-mail to ProCon.org)

“There is no simple answer to the question, ‘Are some people born lesbian or gay?’ There are some theories which stress biological differences between heterosexual and homosexual adults, suggesting that people are born with their sexuality already determined…At the moment it is generally thought that biological explanations of sexuality are insufficient to explain the diversity of human sexuality…Psycho-social explanations offer a variety of factors that could contribute to the development of a person’s homosexuality.”

“Gay & Lesbian” section, AVERT website (accessed Oct. 4, 2006)

Description:

An international AIDS charity based in the UK

Mission:

“AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.”

AVERT website (accessed Oct. 4, 2006)

Other:
Non-profit charitable organization