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Apr17

Study shows children of lesbian parents do as well as children of opposite sex parents

CREATED ON // Sunday, 17 April 2016

Yet another study has shown children raised by lesbian parents do just as well, if not better, in life.

The research published in the April issue of Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics found children raised by same-sex female parents with a stable family life show no difference in general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behaviour compared to children of opposite-sex parents in similarly stable relationships, a new study

The researchers wrote:

“Our study of households with no divorces or other family transitions finds that spouse-partner and parent-child relationships are similar regardless of family structure.

“These strong relationships are important contributors to good child outcomes — not whether the parents are same-sex or different-sex.”

The researchers identified 95 female same-sex parent households and 95 different-sex parent households, matched for parent and child characteristics.

The current study focused on households with no history of family instability, discontinuity or transitions and was limited to parents who were raising their own children since birth, without divorce, separation or adoption. Thus, the study minimized the impact of family disruption on child well-being.

The results showed no differences between the two groups in terms of spouse or partner relationships, parent-child relationships or any of the child outcomes assessed. The only difference between the two groups of households was higher reported parenting stress among the same-sex couples.

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  • ravettb

    18 April 2016 at 03:46 |
    Now suppose that I want to read the original paper. HOW DO I DO THAT? Yes, I see the journal, but usually journals come out every month and have MULTIPLE papers in them. You don't have the title, author, journal issue... haven't you guys heard of "references"? Go look that up.

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