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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Heather Has Two Mommies, Is Psychologically Healthy

From Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Opponents of same-sex couples adoption and marriage rights have long claimed that children of same-sex parents will suffer psychological damage as a result of their non-traditional upbringing.  But, a new study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics shows that children of same-sex parents experience as good quality of life as those with heterosexual parents

From the article:

Tests Show Normal Adjustment for Teens with Lesbian Moms

In the study, 78 U.S. adolescents with lesbian mothers—39 girls and 39 boys, average age 17—completed an online survey regarding quality of life.  The teens were drawn from a long-term follow-up study of lesbian mothers, initially enrolled when they were pregnant or planning to become pregnant via sperm donation.

These adolescents’ responses were compared with those of a group of adolescents with heterosexual parents who completed the same survey.  Key aspects of quality of life were compared between the two groups of teens.

Read the full article here.

Posted by Thom Canalichio on 01/04/12 at 04:06 PM


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