The Imagined Stigmatization of Child-Free People
December 19, 2017

Earlier this year, the Washington Post published an article under the sensational and attention-grabbing headline “Americans Are Having Fewer Kids. But Child-free People Are Still Stigmatized.” The article claims that – though the US fertility rate is at an all-time low, with more single adults and couples choosing to delay or forego parenthood than ever…

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Mental Health of Transgender Children
August 9, 2017

A recent article appearing in the journal Pediatrics has gone where few studies before it have trekked, assessing the mental health of 73 transgender children ages 3-12 whose parents have supported their social transition. That is, these are children who were observed as one sex when they were born but—according to their parents—are presenting themselves…

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Potter Study on Children with Same-Sex Parents
June 30, 2017

A study first appearing online in the Journal of Family Issues last year continues a predictable line of research on outcomes in children being raised by same-sex parents. Its first author is also the lead investigator of another widely-cited study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family in May 2012, that evaluated the same…

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