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heterosexual

 [het″er-o-sek´shoo-al]
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or directed toward the opposite sex.
2. a person with erotic interests directed toward the opposite sex.
3. contrasexual (def. 1).

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-seks'yū-ăl),
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.

heterosexual

adjective Referring to heterosexuality; not gay, straight.
 
noun A person who is heterosexually oriented or prefers the opposite sex.

heterosexual

Psychology adjective Referring to heterosexuality  straight; not gay noun A person who is heterosexually oriented, or prefers the opposite sex. See Heterophilia. Cf Homosexual.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
3. One whose interests and behavior are characteristic of heterosexuality.

heterosexual

pertaining to the opposite sex, male as opposed to female, female as opposed to male.

het·er·o·sex·u·al

(het'ĕr-ō-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person whose sexual orientation is toward people of the opposite sex.
2. Relating to or characteristic of heterosexuality.
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independent samples recruited every other month of heterosexually identified Latino MSM and gay-identified Latino MSM over the age of 18 years.
CDC stated that daily doses of the pill can be safe and effective in reducing the risk of HIV among high-risk, heterosexually active men and women.
(An estimated 6750 persons were newly diagnosed with HIV infection in 2010.) The relatively small decline in new diagnoses in recent years is largely due to fewer reports among persons infected heterosexually abroad (mainly in sub-Saharan Africa) whilst cases in MSM remain unacceptably high.
cities, middle- and upper-class whites redirected their leisure pursuits inward - toward their own increasingly subaltern, racially homogenous, heterosexually oriented communities and homes." (277) They also pushed their "slumming" interests abroad, finding reform and release in the Third World.
By the 1990s, a veritable gay baby ("gayby") boom ensued, as male and female same-sex couples, never heterosexually married, had children.
This is a "real man" who can sing women's songs, cry while doing it and be so heterosexually hot I swear I heard someone call out from the audience "I want to have your baby" at the end of his spot.
These findings led the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to recommend male circumcision as an important intervention to reduce the risk for heterosexually acquired HIV infection in 2007.
Of those diagnosed with HIV 156 cases were heterosexually acquired, 30 were injecting drug users, while the cause was unknown in 65 cases.
Harry (1990) reported that 42% of gay and bisexual men indicated that they were heterosexually married at one point.
Lancashire saw 110 cases and Cheshire 71 cases and across the North West around 31% acquired their infection heterosexually and were of black African ethnicity and 44% acquired their infection through sex between men of white ethnicity.