"In the [sexuality] field and in L.A., we think that same-sex experiences with women are a lot of times related to drugs and alcohol," she said, "or designed and choreographed for men's pleasure."
Berman was critical of the scope and structure of the national report, saying it "left out very productive, active generations" by excluding participants 45 and older and omitting details about sexual habits such as the use of contraceptives, lubricants or sex toys.
"It's an interesting sample," she said. But, "it certainly doesn't enable people in the field to form valid conclusions . . . or form systems or supports."
For more on sexual attraction and orientation, visit the Nemours Foundation.
SOURCES: Anjani Chandra, Ph.D., health scientist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics; Bill Albert, chief program officer, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; Jennifer Berman, M.D., director, Berman Women's Wellness Center, Beverly Hills, Calif.; March 3, 2011, National Center for Health Statistics, report, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States: Data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth
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