Monday, November 22, 2010

Study Shows 0 Percent Child Abuse in Lesbian Families

Posted by Will Moredock on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:44 AM

This just in from Hufflington Post: Researchers recorded 0 percent physical and sexual abuse of children in lesbian families. Read it all at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/10/lesbians-child-abuse-0-percent
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Los Angeles, CA — The Williams Institute, a research center on sexual
orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law, has announced
new findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
(NLLFS), the longest-running study ever conducted on American lesbian
families (now in its 24th year). In an article published today in the
Archives of Sexual Behavior, the 17-year-old daughters and sons of
lesbian mothers were asked about sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and
sexual behavior.

The paper found that none of the 78 NLLFS adolescents reports having
ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver.
This contrasts with 26 percent of American adolescents who report parent
or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3 percent who report sexual abuse.

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