Last updated on: 2/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Eugen Steinach Biography

Title:
Endocrinologist, Former Director of the Biological Institute of the Viennese Academy of Sciences
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“In ‘constant homosexuals’, their male-hormone-producing tissue degenerated and they developed opposite-sex secretions.”

Feminization of Males and Masculinization of Females, 1913

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Reported anatomical differences in the interstitial cells in the testicles of homosexual and heterosexual men, 1917
  • Demonstrated that sexual behavior is consistent with sex glands by performing successful experiments transplanting male guinea pig sex glands into females and female guinea pig sex glands into males, 1912
  • Appointed Director of the Biological Institute of the Viennese Academy of Sciences, 1912
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born: 1861
  • Deceased: 1944