By Gudrun Schultz

UNITED STATES, January 12, 2006 ( – More women are experimenting with homosexuality, and doing so at a younger age, according to a new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2005.

The report, based on results from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, found that 11% of women age 18-29 reported having a same-sex experience within the past year of the study. In a 1992 survey, only 4% of women in the same age category indicated same-sex experimentation.

10% of women questioned in the study said they were attracted “mostly” to men, opposed to 86% who indicated they were attracted only to men. In the 1992 survey, only 3% of women said they were attracted “mostly” to men.

Researchers were surprised to discover that women in an older age category, 30-44, only reported about 10% same-sex experience in the past year. Dr. William Mosher, lead researcher, said the high number for younger women was significant because results of questions about life experiences are generally higher for older subjects than younger ones. (NARTH)

The researchers said the higher number for younger women reflected a more common experience of homosexual activity during college. The survey indicated that those who reported sexual activity with members of the same sex did not necessarily identity themselves as “homosexual.”

The report also indicated an increase in male homosexual activity for young men, although the increase was much less than that of the women. Six percent of men in the similar age range said they had a same-sex experience, up from 4.9 percent in 1992.
  2.3 percent of men surveyed indicated they would call themselves homosexual.
  The data were based on 12,571 in-person interviews with men and women 15-44 years of age.