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dc.contributor.authorCharlton, Brittany
dc.contributor.authorCorliss, Heather
dc.contributor.authorSpiegelman, Donna
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorAustin, S. Bryn
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-21T16:12:52Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationCharlton, Brittany M., Heather L. Corliss, Donna Spiegelman, Kerry Williams, and S. Bryn Austin. 2016. “Changes in Reported Sexual Orientation Following US States Recognition of Same-Sex Couples.” American Journal of Public Health 106 (12): 2202–4. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2016.303449.
dc.identifier.issn0090-0036
dc.identifier.issn1541-0048
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41384810*
dc.description.abstractObjectives. To compare changes in self-reported sexual orientation of women living in states with any recognition of same-sex relationships (e.g., hospital visitation, domestic partnerships) with those of women living in states without such recognition.Methods. We calculated the likelihood of women in the Nurses' Health Study II (n = 69 790) changing their reported sexual orientation between 1995 and 2009. Results. We used data from the Nurses' Health Study II and found that living in a state with same-sex relationship recognition was associated with changing one's reported sexual orientation, particularly from heterosexual to sexual minority. Individuals who reported being heterosexual in 1995 were 30% more likely to report a minority orientation (i.e., bisexual or lesbian) in 2009 (risk ratio = 1.30; 95% confidence interval = 1.05, 1.61) if they lived in a state with any recognition of same-sex relationships compared with those who lived in a state without such recognition. Conclusions. Policies recognizing same-sex relationships may encourage women to report a sexual minority orientation. Future research is needed to clarify how other social and legal policies may affect sexual orientation self-reports.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association
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dc.titleChanges in Reported Sexual Orientation Following US States Recognition of Same-Sex Couples
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionVersion of Record
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Public Health
dash.depositing.authorSpiegelman, Donna::37eeac21962b33e4e46e7aedde542849::600
dc.date.available2019-09-21T16:12:52Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 3275
dc.identifier.doi10.2105/AJPH.2016.303449
dash.source.volume106;12
dash.source.page2202


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