Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people may be more likely to smoke, drink excessively, and experience serious psychological distress, compared with heterosexual people, but in some other health-related areas they fare better, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report marks the first time that the CDC has looked at health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations on a national level. CDC researchers recently added an option for people participating in the agency's National Health Interview Survey to indicate their sexual orientation. The survey, conducted in , included nearly 35, adults. Among the participants,
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Adult children of lesbian parents less likely to identify as straight, study finds
The children of lesbian parents are less likely to identify as heterosexual as adults and much more likely to report same-sex attraction, according to a long-term study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender. As many as 6 million children and adults in the U. Nanette Gartrell, M. Started in , the study has been following the offspring of lesbian parents from conception into adulthood.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people say they experience a lower quality of life
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Previous research suggests that individuals with a marginalized sexual orientation report higher levels of emotional distress Cochran, ; Mayer, , including higher prevalence of social anxiety Gilman et al. The present study builds on previous research by examining results across sexual minority identities, including an additional write-in response option.