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Lesbian teens more likely to get pregnant 
17th-Dec-2008 02:17 pm
Eyecon
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 09:05 pm (UTC) - Yes, as a matter of fact...
Anonymous
They *did* control for sexual activity. But you'd be rather surprised about age of first sexuality - it's barely affected by orientation _if_you_control_for_sexual_abuse_and_violence_.

But then, queer kids (and adults) report huge rates of both.
17th-Dec-2008 09:34 pm (UTC) - Re: Yes, as a matter of fact...
I suspected that the original authors might have, but none of the coverage mentions it. For that matter, I have no real knowledge about "age of first sexuality".

That's interesting about the non-correlation between orientation and age of first sexuality. Not really surprising when you think about it.
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