Report: Gay and Lesbian teens get pregnant to avoid homophobic bullying

Gay and Lesbian Canadian teens have a higher risk of becoming pregnant or causing a pregnancy, a British Columbia health survey revealed. The 2013 report from the findings also showed  gay and bisexual teen boys are nearly four times more likely to cause a pregnancy, and lesbian and bisexual girls are more than twice as likely to get pregnant.

Researchers link the high rate to teens trying to circumvent bullying, harassment and discrimination and camouflaging their sexual orientation to avoid or reduce homophobic bullying.

The survey was of 30,000 Grade 7-12 students, in 56 out of 59 provincial school districts.

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