Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Children With Same-Sex Parents Better Health and Family Cohesion

Results from an aussie research on same-sex parents has found that children brought up by same-sex couples are healthier and they get along better with their families.

The Australian Study of Child Health In Same-Sex Families  (ACHESS) is a research project that is being conducted as part of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne. This research project was designed to explore the complete health and wellbeing of Australian children with same-sex parents.

The ACHESS research, which studied the wellbeing of 500 children aged 0-17 years in Australia, reveals that children of same-sex couples scored higher for overall health and family cohesion when compared to Australian children from all backgrounds and family contexts. However, there was no statistical difference between children of same-sex couples and the rest of the population on indicators including self-esteem, emotional behaviour and the amount of time spent with parents.

Dr Simon Crouch, the lead author, offered his opinion on the findings: "Because of the situation that same-sex families find themselves in, they are generally more willing to communicate and approach the issues that any child may face at school, like teasing or bullying. This fosters openness and means children tend to be more resilient".

I admit it's very satisfying to see higher scores on some indicators, but the most important to me is that in most of them there are no differences between different types of family, refuting the pseudo-theories and lies of the oppositors to gay parents. Of course, there are no reasons to think that same-sex parents can't be as good as straight ones.


  1. By Charles Johnson:

    I think this is maybe cuz gay/lez couples a screened harder or try harder where as the system is biased in favor of str8/breeder couples so approves some that need improvement? 

  2. By Jörg Stolz:

    I think that many children there in a same sex relationship are better than else where. the time is ripe darüb. Yesterday came in a television report where three boys have grown up in a homosexual relationship. heat in geborgenheit and love.
    I think the one that the children grow up well protected