Parent-reported measures of child health and wellbeing in same-sex parent families: a cross-sectional survey (BMC Public Health 2014, 14:635 DOI :10.1186/1471-2458-14-635 Published: 21 June 2014)
Australian children with same-sex attracted parents score higher than population samples on a number of parent-reported measures of child health. Perceived stigma is negatively associated with mental health. Through improved awareness of stigma these findings play an important role in health policy, improving child health outcomes.
Selected News Reports on the Study:
- Kids from same-sex families fare as well as peers – or better (The Conversation, 4 July 2014)
- World’s largest study on same-sex parents finds kids are healthier and happier than peers (Salon, 6 July 2014)