Day: June 16, 2021

Big Rise in U.S. Teens Identifying As Gay, Bisexual

By Cara Murez
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — A lot more teens in the United States are reporting their sexual identification as gay, lesbian or bisexual, nationwide surveys display.

Concerning 2015 and 2019, the share of 15- to 17-12 months-olds who reported they identified as “non-heterosexual” rose from 8.3{2429e7921b5e8c5cac99fc8a9c6a7860ed0b2b8af72470116d047870fe4c2698} to 11.7{2429e7921b5e8c5cac99fc8a9c6a7860ed0b2b8af72470116d047870fe4c2698}, in accordance to nationwide surveys by the U.S. Facilities for Illness Command and Avoidance.

“Even though our analyses shown that there has been a considerable raise in the proportion of women and boys that self-determined as gay, lesbian or bisexual, we cannot be selected if this signifies a accurate raise of this magnitude, or if it demonstrates at minimum in element, bigger convenience by teens with acknowledging a non-heterosexual identification on an anonymous questionnaire,” said Dr. Andrew Adesman, who led an evaluation of the conclusions.

Adesman is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cohen

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