Sexual Development

Sexual Orientation describes a pattern of emotional, romantic and/or sexual attractions to males, females, both or neither.  The current consensus among scholars is that sexual orientation is not a choice and that it is a combination of genetic, hormonal, environmental and biological factors that have a complex interplay.

Sexual orientation is seen by many to exist on a continuum ranging from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively homosexual with bisexuality in the middle. 

Biological gender, gender orientation and sexual orientation are separate and distinct aspects of a person's life and only in situations where their is discontinuity among them will people experience mental health disorders.