Plasma testosterone in homosexual and heterosexual women

N. K. Gartrell, D. L. Loriaux, T. N. Chase

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The authors measured plasma testosterone levels in 21 homosexual women and 19 age-matched heterosexual women. Although values for the 2 groups overlapped considerably, testosterone concentrations averaged 38% higher in homosexual than in heterosexual subjects. A statistically significant inverse correlation between age and testosterone level was found for heterosexual but not for homosexual women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1117-1119
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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