heterosexuality

Definition

Sexual, emotional and/or romantic attraction to a sex other than one’s own. It is commonly thought of as ‘attraction to the opposite sex’, but this is inaccurate because there are not only two sexes (see intersex and transsexual).

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Source(s)

IPS-Inter Press Service (2010). Gender and Development Glossary: A Tool for Journalists and Writers.

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