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0% Child Abuse in Lesbian Households
Since religious adoption organizations/agencies insist that gay and lesbian parents are detrimental to children, especially the Catlick ones, it will be interesting to see how they choose to misconstrue, or twist, or ignore, this study.


Child Abuse Rate At Zero Percent In Lesbian Households, New Report Finds

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.

According to the authors, "the absence of child abuse in lesbian mother families is particularly noteworthy, because victimization of children is pervasive and its consequences can be devastating. To the extent that our findings are replicated by other researchers, these reports from adolescents with lesbian mothers have implications for healthcare professionals, policymakers, social service agencies, and child protection experts who seek family models in which violence does not occur."
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And we all knows the Debbil is b'hin' all scinency shit-- n'fac', all thems sciency-types is bein' controlled'n'shit by the Debbil.

So it stans't raison dat the Debbil is behin' that Debbil-Report.


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I've seen this posted on quite a few sites and I'm very curious to see how it's received by the homophobes as well.
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I frankly wonder to what extent females in general abuse children sexually or otherwise.

I suspect that this is primarily not a significant statistic. I suspect if class, ethnicity, education and other factors were included it would be determined that lesbians in a stable enough situation to raise children behave similarly to females in the same class, ethnicity, education and other social factor situation.

This smells of what a lot of statistical sociological studies do. One factor is considered determinant and other factors are ignored. Given the small sample size of the study, 78, I am suggesting that if all factors were considered it would have been in fact anomalous and significant to find anything more than 0 or very, very little abuse.

The only significant statistic reported is the one about the percentage of children who self describe themselves as predominately or exclusively homosexual. Unless the bulk of the children are female this number seems much lower than the national average. Again the small sample size makes any dramatic determination off this number very suspect.

All the above with the understanding that I hate to rain on any ones parade. It is just that I realized the deficiencies with statistical sociology immediately when taking a class in college.
Edited by JohnH on 11/11/2010 18:24
JohnH wrote:The only significant statistic reported is the one about the percentage of children who self describe themselves as predominately or exclusively homosexual.

Probably a higher percentage were, but not many were out of the closet yet, or weren't ready to self-identify as such even on a survey.
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