News: New study indicates children of lesbian couples unaffected by absence of male figure

New study indicates children of lesbians unaffected by lack of male role modelLesbian.com, June 24, 2012

A new study contradicts claims that children of lesbian parents are prone to experience psychological problems as adults.

The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) examined how the lack of a male role model affects the children of lesbian couples. Examining the stories of 78 teenagers over a 26-year period, researchers in California and Amsterdam concluded that neither the presence nor absence of a father figure affected their gender development or their psychological well being.

The findings shed light on a highly debated subject and follow closely on the heels of the University of Texas’ widely criticized study published recently.

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