Skip to comments.Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study
Posted on 07/07/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Children of same-sex parents have above average health and well-being, research by the University of Melbourne shows.
The research was based on data from the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families, which involved input from 315 same-sex parents and a total of 500 children. Of these participating families, 80 percent had female parents while 18 percent had male partners.
"It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health," said Dr Simon Crouch from the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne.
"We know that same-sex attracted parents are more likely to share child care and work responsibilities more equitably than heterosexual parent families, based more on skills rather than gender roles. This appears to be contributing to a more harmonious household and having a positive impact on child health," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
“Same sex parents” is a misnomer, as basic biology says there can be no such thing.
What a joke
I’d say this study is premature.
There’s also the likelihood of self-fufilling data selection and poor controls in this study. Many politically touchy studies have the goals they wish to prove in mind before they do the social “science” research.
Well, there’s no such thing. So....I would expect them to be as healthy as your average unicorn.
How old are these kids? Wait until they’re old enough to realize what they’ve been raised in, and how it’s really supposed to be.
I’m calling BS.
Was this study done at the Stonewall Festival, in Savannah, Key West or at the Green Iguana?
They immediately discredit their “study” by launching into propaganda about the roles of normal couples being less harmonious. This was a study of kids’ health?
This study has already been torn apart here. Poor science with poor statistics.
And if you disagree you are a homophobe and perhaps even a racist.
World’s shortest book:
“Gay Evolutionists: The Next Generation”
Every time I see an article like this, the first thought that comes to my mind is, Just Say NO To Drugs.
There might be a smidgen of truth to that if the mother is a women’s libber.
So, if same sex parents make healthier kids, shouldn’t evolution have selected for same sex parenting? Or did this revelation just occur in 2014?
I’m so confused.
And why is little Johnny’s butt so sore?
now lets see the study about domestic violence,alcoholism, drug abuse, and disease among the homosexual "community"...
Tune into CBS,
Expect to See B S
Our colonies on Mars continue to produce vast wealth for all Americans.
Will Obama’s next proposal be to take children away from their natural parents and give them to homosexuals, because “everyone knows” they will take care of them better??
That does it ! Im turning gay and adopting 5 kids
What a pantload.
I just conducted a study. It showed that all studies conducted by liberals are completely fabricated. My study beats all of theirs.
This study was done by a homosexual who is raising kids with his homosexual partner. No bias there...
Also, ratings were based on reports of happiness by the parents, not the kids, nor did they follow up kids to see indications of stress such as alcoholism, etc.
So bottom line: Homosexual parents think they do a better job than straights, as surveyed by a homosexual activist.
Bringing you the rest of the story that NBC forgot to tell!
Raping kids makes them healthier apparently. Somebody release Jerry Sandusky
Not even a little bit funny?
Do you really think that they would allow the study to be audited or replicated through a blind study?
So when ‘mother’ is not necessarily female and ‘father’ is not necessarily male this could never lead to identity crisis issues in children right?
Just more Lieberal revisionisms gone banal.
One Dawn Stefanowicz begs to differ. Please read the interviews below with Dawn about her book, Out from Under.
Raised Under the GLBT Umbrella
Dawn Stefanowicz explains her experience being raised by a gay parent
Her book is here - it was first published in 2007, now updated. Comments on Amazon are quite enlightening as well:
The only really healthy kids are the ones who have a mom who dedicates her life to her children and a dad who loves and cares for his wife and children.
Kids need to experience a solid and significant male and female presence as they grow up.
They can not end up being spiritually and mentally healthy if they are surrounded by perverts.
...are a physical impossibility.
People lie. People with a stake in perpetuating a viewpoint lie even more. People who know they will be subject to all kinds of hate if they don’t lie can’t really be trusted to be honest. Just my opinion.
So, was the study was by a pro-LGBT group???
So, was the study was by a pro-LGBT group??? Where’s the role model?
The lead researcher is a homosexual who is raising kids with his sex partner. The ‘study’ was done by asking the ‘parents’ to rate themselves. Neither of those tidbits is in the NBC article.
“The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families collected data on 500 children nationally, up to the age of 17. Of the 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents who completed the globally recognised child health questionnaire, 80 per cent were women.
“Dr Simon Crouch is a gay dad with twins. He is also running the worlds largest research project into the health and wellbeing of children of same-sex attracted parents (ACHESS).”
“These results from questionnaires completed by 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents showed no statistical difference in their children to the rest of the population in terms of their childrens mental and physical health, interaction with others and in their relationship with their parents. However, in measures of family cohesion and general health, children with same-sex parents scored significantly higher...Simon Crouch is a gay man with four-year-old twin boys, and this research is the largest study of gay families in the world, so far.”
So much for unbiased research - a homosexual activist studying family happiness by asking the homosexual parents how good a job they are doing.
bs. other studies hae shown the opposite. more violence, more problems, more prone to be screwed upmsexually like the adults.
"Stigma can be subtle, such as letters home from school addressed to Mr and Mrs," Dr Crouch said.
THAT is what is supposed to be evil nowadays, as opposed to depriving a kid of his father or his mother. People who think this way should be put on a separate planet!
How do same sex parents get children, maybe the Barry/Mooochelle way???
Always they leave out the part of a story that doesn’t agree with their preconceived ideals.
I appreciate your confidence in me.....
What did strike me is.... what is the point of the study?
I guess its supposed to make us all feel better about watching gays raise kids..... but what if everyone involved would rather be the mommy? or what if they take turns being the Mommy or the Daddy? Is there a semi- Daddy then? or a semi-Mommy ?
how does that effect the kid?
Does the kid say “You are my Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Mommy and right now you have to be the Daddy and take me fishing “ ?
It just seems that it could get a lot more complicated than this “study “ suggests
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