Science of Sexuality

posted in: Biological Sciences | 0

Topics:

Biological Sciences – The Body; Cells; Genetics

Additional: Ethics

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function

Years: 10

Science of Sexuality – we were born this way (but there’s much more to it than that)

Science of Sexuality – we were born this way (but there’s much more to it than that)

Word count: 3458  (split into various sub-articles of around 1000 words each, can be looked at as a whole article, or just the specific area of focus eg genes or hormones etc)

The science of human sexuality, as with anything to do with our intriguing and sometimes infuriating species, is complex. Undisputed answers as to the exact biological reasons why individuals can be sexually attracted to people of the same sex as themselves, to persons of the other sex, or to people regardless of their sex, are few and far between. This article discusses the latest scientific findings, looking at DNA, genetic evidence, brain size and other interesting findings. It lends itself to the debate into ‘just because we can, should we’ of science, thinking about ethics in areas linked to genetics and reproduction and our understanding of why we are how we are, whether that be height or sexuality.

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