Prevalence and Stability of Sexual Orientation Components During Adolescence and Young Adulthood

@article{SavinWilliams2007PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and Stability of Sexual Orientation Components During Adolescence and Young Adulthood},
  author={Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Geoffrey L Ream},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={385-394}
}
Analyses of three waves (6 years) of the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health data explored the prevalence and stability of sexual orientation and whether these two parameters varied by biologic sex, sexual orientation component (romantic attraction, sexual behavior, sexual identity), and degree of component. Prevalence rates for nonheterosexuality varied between 1 and 15% and depended on biologic sex (higher among females), sexual orientation component (highest for romantic… Expand
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