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Peter Kleponis, MA Biography

Assistant Director of Comprehensive Counseling Services
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“There is, however, no evidence to support the claim that SSA [same sex attraction] is genetically determined and unchangeable. If it were, one would expect that identical twins would always have the same pattern of sexual attraction. A study based on the twins registry in Australia found that among male identical twins, when one twin had SSA in only 11 per cent of the cases so did the other. This research virtually precludes genetic determination.”

Cowritten with Richard Fitzgibbons and Dale O’Leary, “Same-sex Attraction in Adolescents,”, Nov. 10, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Director, Comprehensive Counseling Services, 2002-present
  • Licensed Clinical Therapist, Institute for Marital Healing
  • Member, Catholic Medical Association
  • Member,
  • PhD candidate, General Psychology, Capella University, 2010 (expected graduation year)
  • MA, Clinical Counseling Psychology, La Salle University, 1997
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Same-Sex Attraction a Passing Phase Some Young People Go Through?