CDC: LGB Teens Have Extremely High Rates of Unhealthy Behaviors

By Glenn Stanton
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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.

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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    About the Author

    Glenn Stanton

    Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton also served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. …

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