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Lesbian teens more likely to get pregnant 
17th-Dec-2008 02:17 pm
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So sayeth: http://www.pinke.biz/news/518/Lesbian-Teens-More-Likely-to-get-Pregnant-than-Straight-Teens/

The obvious problem here that I see is that they do not appear to have controlled for sexually active teens or not. The study itself may have, but this article does not mention it. I would not be surprised to find out (although I have no evidence one way or the other) that many GBLT folks start having sex earlier than their straight brethren.


Now, however, I feel that I may be stating assumptions not in evidence and falling for the classic "teh gheyz are horny" stereotype.
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17th-Dec-2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
I think it's also important to control for dislocations and emotional instability. At risk, socially marginalized youth are more likely to engage in risky behavior for a variety of reasons not necessarily related to libido at all.
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