The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a new report which examines a large and diverse array of health behaviors of high school students classified by their sexual activity: virginal, opposite-sex and same-/bi-sex sexually active teens.
While the Centers for Disease Control states that "(LGBTQ) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years," their own data from tells a different story.
Unfortunately, same-sex and bi-sex sexually active teens have markedly higher levels of unhealthy behaviors in nearly every measure when compared to heterosexually oriented peers, and by very troubling margins. Curiously, many of these measures have no apparent direct relationship to sexuality itself or issues of peer acceptance. As well, both groups are dramatically higher in these measures than their virginal peers.
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