Institutionalized male transvestism, the couvade, and homosexual behavior

Ethos Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 54-63
By Gray, J. Patrick, Ellington, Jane E.


This study employs a psychological theory and builds on the holocultural literature on male homosexuality. Two hypotheses relating homosexual behavior among men to social constructs for sexuality (the couvade, male transvestism) are derived from a study by Munroe (1980). The hypotheses are tested and supported in a sample of cultures drawn from Munroe's codes and the Human Relations Area Files.

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