Legal and social contexts and mental health among lesbian and heterosexual mothers.

@article{Shapiro2009LegalAS,
  title={Legal and social contexts and mental health among lesbian and heterosexual mothers.},
  author={Danielle N Shapiro and Christopher Peterson and Abigail J. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={255-62}
}
This study examines the role of legal and social context (the level of legal and social support offered by one's country of residence) and sexual orientation in the mental health of lesbian and heterosexual mothers. Participants were sampled from the United States and Canada because the two countries have many similarities (North American location, reliance on English language, and democratic structures) but provide different legal and social rights to their lesbian citizens. The study included… CONTINUE READING

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