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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1995 Apr;65(2):203-15.

Adults raised as children in lesbian families.

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Child and Family Psychology Unit, City University, London, U.K.


A longitudinal study of 25 young adults from lesbian families and 21 raised by heterosexual single mothers revealed that those raised by lesbian mothers functioned well in adulthood in terms of psychological well-being and of family identity and relationships. The commonly held assumption that lesbian mothers will have lesbian daughters and gay sons was not supported by the findings.

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