Sexual Attraction

The American College of Pediatricians produces material and makes recommendations related to the sexual development of children. The following resources have been selected to assist parents and adolescents in matters related to sexual development. This collection is provided for educational use only and is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with a physician concerning the issues presented. The resource lists under each topic are not all-inclusive. Although the reading resources and websites have been selected by the College, the College does not necessarily endorse the content, the authors, or the websites.

College Statements on Sexual Attraction

Understanding Same-Sex Attraction

Suggested Reading

  • Questions Kids Ask about Sex by Medical Institute for Sexual Health
  • A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph Nicolosi, PhD
  • Growth into Manhood by Alana Medinger

Resource Links