Cafe Scientifique (2012)

Sexual health: A possible genetic link to Samoan sexual orientation
March 9, 2012

EVENT SUMMARY: The sexual orientation seen in remote populations has the possibility to give understanding to health issues seen across the globe.  The evening included a discussion on sexual health in relation toa  specific homogeneous population, the genetic basis of gender in these populations and communication issues surrounding sexual behaviour.

Presenters: Dr. Paul Vasey, Department of Pyschology, University of Lethbridge; and Dr. Andrew Paterson, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto.

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