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Gay Parenting and Child Health Outcomes from the Christian Medical and Dental Assoc.

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | February 22, 2018 | www.cmda.org

     A 2016 article in the journal Demography asserted that health outcomes for children raised in either same-sex or different-sex married homes were about the same. Sociologist D.P. Sullins published a 2017 article in the same journal noting inadvertent but crushing mistakes in the measures for the 2016 paper, namely that the data taken from the National Health Interview Survey, administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), mis-classified 42 percent of the sample’s same-sex married partners as opposite-sex. Sullins cited the NCHS advisory from 2015 warning of the error. Consequently, the Reczek team’s findings were invalid.

 

Furthermore, Sullins recalculated the estimated risk of emotional problems in the children of same-sex married couples—excluding data from the embargoed years—revealing a three-fold risk elevation.

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