Science Daily: For kids raised in stable families, no difference in well-being with same-sex versus different-sex parents

Science Daily

April 12, 2016

Children raised by same-sex female parents with a stable family life show no difference in general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behavior, compared to children of different-sex parents in similarly stable relationships, concludes a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

“Our study of households with no divorces or other family transitions finds that spouse-partner and parent-child relationships are similar regardless of family structure,” comment lead researchers Henry Bos, PhD, and Nanette Gartrell, MD, of the University of Amsterdam. “These strong relationships are important contributors to good child outcomes — not whether the parents are same-sex or different-sex.”

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