Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Kerryn Phelps, MBBS Biography

Title:
Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the Schools of Public Health and the Discipline of General Practice
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“We frequently see homosexual behaviour in many other animal species. Homosexual behaviours have been noted in every primate species so far studied. From a sociological perspective, homosexuality is found in all cultures throughout history – and societal norms seem to have little influence on the incidence or practice of this behaviour. Why? Because purely and simply homosexuality is a normal part of the continuum of human sexual expression.”

Speech to the Amnesty International Global Human Rights Conference, Oct. 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Practicing internist and founder, Sydney Integrative Medicine (formerly known as Uclinic
  • Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the Schools of Public Health and the Discipline of General Practice
  • Health writer, Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Centenary Medal for services to Health and Medicine, 2003
  • Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, 2000-2003
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Fellow of the Australian Medical Association
  • Honorary Member and Advisory Board Member, Australian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Journal of Complementary Medicine
Education:
  • MBBS, University Of Sydney, 1981
Other:
  • Numerous TV and radio appearances