Plasma testosterone in homosexual and heterosexual women

N. K. Gartrell, Donald (Lynn) Loriaux, T. N. Chase

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Abstract

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
Volume134
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Heterosexuality
Testosterone
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Plasma testosterone in homosexual and heterosexual women. / Gartrell, N. K.; Loriaux, Donald (Lynn); Chase, T. N.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 134, No. 10, 1977, p. 1117-1119.

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Gartrell, NK, Loriaux, DL & Chase, TN 1977, 'Plasma testosterone in homosexual and heterosexual women', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 134, no. 10, pp. 1117-1119.
Gartrell, N. K. ; Loriaux, Donald (Lynn) ; Chase, T. N. / Plasma testosterone in homosexual and heterosexual women. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1977 ; Vol. 134, No. 10. pp. 1117-1119.
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