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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 03:11 AM

STUDY: New CDC Report Finds More Men Identifying as Bisexual

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows an uptick in the number of people identifying as bisexual. The same survey also shows that the number of men admitting to having same-sex sexual contact has also increased.

Researchers did in-person interviews with over 10,000 respondents who were asked to record their answers on a computer. Scientists use this method frequently so respondents aren't required to tell interviewers their answers, which could bias their responses. The survey focused people aged 18-44.

Almost two percent of men and 1.3 percent of women said they were exclusively homosexual while 5.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men said they were bisexual. A previous study from 2010 found that 1.2 percent of men identified as bisexual. Women aged 18-24 were more likely to identify as bisexual than women aged 24-44.

The report found that more women (17.4 percent) reported having same-sex sexual contact than men (6.9 percent). A higher percentage of men who haven't been married and weren't living with someone reported having sex with a person of the same gender; there was no related change in women due to marital status.

more: http://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2016/1/08/study-new-cdc-report-finds-more-men-identifying-bisexual

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Tue Jan 12, 2016, 11:38 AM

1. Really interesting research and encouraging results.

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=teal]My two big criticism is that the research has a very binary view of things, and that they didn't even consider one orientation in particular.

Invisibility strikes again

But very very encouraging results overall. Definitely shows that more people now realize it is okay to identify as homosexual or bi/polysexual! [/font]

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