Contagion? CDC survey shows nearly 18% of teen girls say they are lesbian, bisexual, or non-heterosexual


More teens are reporting their sexual identity as gay, lesbian or bisexual, a survey from the Centers for Disease Control shows. And the number is on the rise, especially rapidly with girls.

Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds who said they identified as “non-heterosexual” increased from 8.3% to 11.7%, according to the CDC, which surveyed over 20,000 teen boys and 21,000 teen girls, with respondents having an average age of 16.

The percentage of boys who identified as non-heterosexual rose from 4.5% to 5.7% between 2015 and 2019.

For girls, the increase went from 12.2% in 2015 to 17.8% in 2019.

Since 2015, the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey has had questions about respondents’ sexual identity and the gender of their intimate contacts. Before 2015, those questions were included only on some regional surveys. Non-hetero gender identity for boys and girls has been on the rise since 2005, but is now showing that a significant number of teens have opted for an alternate gender identity.

Actual questions from the CDC survey for teens.

In the 2019 results, the percentage of high school students who have ever had sex declined from 46% in 2009 to 38% in 2019. The percentage of students who had been with four or more sexual partners also declined from 14% in 2009 to 9% in 2019.

Also from the survey, 25% of students reported being bullied, 8% students reported physical dating violence, and 11% reported sexual violence. During 2019, 19% of students reported seriously considered attempting suicide, 16% made a suicide plan, and 9% made a suicide attempt.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was developed in 1990 to monitor health behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States. The survey was again conducted in 2021, but those results are not yet available.


  1. Copycat sickness. The LGBTQ way of life has been foisted on young girls at a very early age, starting in elementary school. It’s presented as a desireable lifestyle alternative, and somehow …….cool. This is the product of the public schools brainwashing young minds. Parents let this one get by them, without an intervention.

  2. Seeing the way that many men dominate their female partners, I can definitely understand why so many women are driven away from them, and towards other women.

      • Homosexuals are born with their birth sex – male or female. Research done independently by Mark Regnerus, Laura Haynes, Lisa Littman, Joseph Nicolosi, and another whose name I can’t remember but was at U Wis Madison found that the brain wave pattern that is common to most homosexuals was caused by first penetrating sexual contact imprinting on the brain – the brain forms new synapses when first sexual contact occurs. This is designed so that the desire for a husband and wife would be for each other. Homosexuals ARE NOT born that way, though some have very early memories of homosexual attraction. Warning: the above mentioned research scientists are all labelled “haters” by the LGBTQ+ crowd.

    • Well, we all know that that is not the case with Whidbey the Cur — he is definitely the dominated one. I”m guessing by a woman named Karen.

  3. BS. Teens are trend followers. Currently the hot trend (God know why) is to be gay or a tranny.

    This is no different then the girl who was vegetarian in HS and wanted to be a vet. Same girl grows up to eat burgers and works at Wal Mart.

  4. Gender identity and sexual orientation is not the same, obvious from comments MRAK readers do not understand the difference. Women reach sexual maturity earlier than men so that may explain some difference in percentages. Teenagers have a better understanding of what is going on with their bodies than social conservatives.

    • > Gender identity and sexual orientation is not the same

      Hogwash. Trite, fashionable analysis. And we all know how quickly fashion changes.

      > MRAK readers do not understand the difference

      You do seem to enjoy tutting us with your “knowledge”. Hard pass. I prefer to live in reality instead.

    • And intellectualism and rational thinking vs. radical leftist woke dogma and ideology are not the same thing, either. In fact, they are opposites.

    • Thank you for this life raft of sanity in this pool of willful ignorance. Gender identity is how you understand your own gender (as a man, as a woman, as a nonbinary person, etc.). Sexual orientation is who you have the potential to be attracted to. Definitely not the same.

  5. I will bet every dollar that Resident Biden has kindly left in my wallet that the “identified as “non-heterosexual”” will overwhelmingly choose to be in a heterosexual relationship, exclusively.
    It is easy to say on a survey that you are non-binary/gay/questioning/whatever, but when the time comes to actually kick off a physical relationship, your innate human nature will kick in. Physical attraction is not a light switch. What you find attractive is a combination of physical and mental stimuli, it is DNA and upbringing. To suddenly see a 3% increase is not believable.
    I would be very interested in seeing who these 18% end up dating and marrying. For some reason, I do not think there will be a lot of same-sex couples.

  6. Given how hostile our culture and media (and the Left) are to men, it is no surprise that women want to reject them. Ambitious and grasping women have a continuing interest in blaming and shaming men. The poll results are consistent.

  7. It is a social contagion. Transmitted pretty easily not just through social media but any group such as school settings. It has always been around to some degree but has worsened in past decades as kids spend more and more time away from a healthy family unit, as the family unit is also crumbling and parents rely on others to do much of the rearing of their children. Kids without a solid foundation are most susceptible as there is a strong need for acceptance. I am simplifying but you can look it up. I agree with the first post above – seriously curtail social media or eliminate early. Spend as much time as possible involved in your kids lives, and get to know their friends well as some limits might have to be set there. If you are willing, home school. We did it and successfully and it was never ever in the plan originally. It was a sacrifice but paid off.

  8. Why is there so much push back from others regarding sexual orientation and gender identity? Why do people care who others sleep with or what gender they identify? If it doesn’t pertain to you or your close ones, then it shouldn’t matter.

    • It matters that “they” want to promote it to our kids, whom they are grooming for their predation. What consenting adults do behind closed doors is none of my business.

    • Andy:
      I do not care who you are attracted to.
      What I do care about is the pressure being applied to celebrate the LGBTQWERTY+ lifestyle. Every time I turn on the TV, there is some gay couple being crammed into the show for no reason whatsoever. Pride month is nothing by “celebrate our lifestyle. Celebrate harder!!!! Celebrate it, or we will shame you as a bigot.” When I am informed that I am a bigot because I am not attracted to a M2F transgender, I have a problem with it. Sorry, much like everyone else in the world, there is a certain body type, skin or hair color, height, eye color, etc… that I find attractive.
      Yet, the social and mainstream media do nothing but push this agenda nearly 24/7.
      So… Yeah. That is why there is so much pushback.

      Do you want to see actual equality for the LGBTQ+ crowd? Stop making a MASSIVE deal about it. Go about your own lives, and I will go about mine.

  9. Don’t believe the federal governments survey as they can twist the facts to make the survey say what they want. This is the organization that said the clot shot and masks will stop Covid. See how well that worked. Don’t trust the government.

  10. Every teen on the planet are attracted by fads. One day it’s hair dying ridiculous colors, or being a goth or acting like you are gay. All teens lie, and all teens need their parents to get their heads back where they need to be. 18%??
    Another swipe by the child endangering LGBTQ pushing children into this with books and disgusting drag queens.
    Moral compass still means something. This is a direct result of parents not parenting and not paying attention to their children or who they are hanging out with.
    CDC is most likely getting a nice fat check from the alphabet people to report their skewed results. Not buying it. Parents DO BETTER with your children!

    • I had a niece that was briefly a lesbian. Then my sister explained to her what a lesbian actually is. Turns out, she was just following a fad.

  11. All this time I thought that I couldn’t get a date because I’m too old. Maybe I go gender fluid … would that get me back into the game? Oh well, wouldn’t matter. I haven’t dated for over 30+ years. The drama got to be too more than i want to deal with.

  12. We are teaching something that is antithetical to well-known science, that is, the biological differences between men and women and the very things that allow for reproduction of the species. Even animals are driven correctly to their instinctual differences between male and female. That said, the entire LGBTQ phenomenon is nothing more than brash, outlandish political statements designed for confusion and devisevness among people. The Rules of Nature
    never intended to be flexible with respect to reproductive perpetuation. LGBTQ is completely unnatural and a cruel joke on established science. From these sexual deviations, diseases are born and calculable population shifts and demographics are altered. Short-term effects are
    the incalculable damage done to the mental effects and health of a species.

  13. LGBTQ = Mental Illness.
    The old college Psychology textbooks got it right the first time around. Everything subsequent is window dressing for new generations of mentally ill persons. Remember, the people who are inventing the new terms …… are mentally ill themselves.

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