Women who report sex with women: Breast cancer risk and screening: Heterosexuality must not be assumed in adolescents, as LB adolescents are at greater risk of unwanted pregnancies and terminations. Therefore there may be other publications not found by the search strategy that might yield further useful information. It is unclear why we found higher rates of pregnancy in LB adolescent women, and further research might help, but LB adolescents may need considerable help with advice, support for emergent sexuality, contraception and safe abortion because of the higher risks of teenage pregnancy. They included only students who reported having sex with a member of the opposite sex. Table 1 and Figure S2 see Supplementary material report previous pregnancy experiences in women undergoing artificial insemination and show fewer pregnancy attempts and fewer previous pregnancies in lesbians no bisexual data.
This systematic review found no primary research on pregnancy in LB women compared with heterosexual women.
Pregnancy Risk Among Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Youth: What Does Research Tell Us?
Cornell University Press, Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Five studies specifically included adolescent samples only. Discussion Main findings This systematic review found no primary research on pregnancy in LB women compared with heterosexual women. Tweetable abstract Review of likelihood of LB women becoming pregnant: Pregnancy success rates in lesbian women undergoing artificial insemination tended to be higher. Sizes ranged from 89 26 to 27 participants.