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Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 5–7 | Cite as

New Trends in Same-Sex Sexual Contact for American Adolescents?

  • Nanette K. Gartrell
  • Henny M. W. Bos
  • Naomi G. Goldberg
Letter to the Editor

In our article on the sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and sexual risk exposure of adolescents in the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) (Gartrell, Bos, & Goldberg, 2011), we compared the sexual behavior of the 17-year-old adolescents in our sample with same-age adolescents in a national probability sample—the 2002 U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG Cycle 6) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005, 2006). The NSFG data were weighted to ensure that the sample was similar to the United States population in terms of gender, age, and race/ethnicity. The NLLFS and NSFG participants entered their responses to the questions directly into computers, in private.

After obtaining the permission of the National Center for Health Statistics, the 17-year-old adolescents in the NSFG Cycle 6 were selected, consisting of 235 girls and 199 boys. For these 17-year-old NSFG adolescents, weighted frequencies and means were computed for the following variables:...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanette K. Gartrell
    • 1
    • 2
  • Henny M. W. Bos
    • 3
  • Naomi G. Goldberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Williams Institute, UCLA School of LawLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.San FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, Faculty of Social and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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