Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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Rectal chlamydial infection is common amongst men who have sex with men (MSM), a study found that it was detected in 7.2% in MSM.

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Sexual Health: STIs

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A survey conducted in Scotland of gay and bisexual men found;14.4% were always and 63.4% were sometimes drunk during unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and 22.2% always/sometimes used stimulants or other recreational/illicit drugs. Men who reported always being drunk during UAI were more likely to report UAI with 2+ partners, casual partners, and partners of unknown/discordant HIV status, than men who were not.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs
Sexual Health: Condom Use

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Between January 1999 and December 2001 a high number of cases of early syphilis were identified in Manchester. Most (90%) occurred in men who have sex with men, 50% of whom were HIV-positive.

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Sexual Health: STIs

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51.7% of men who have sex with men and diagnosed with HIV, had insertive unprotected anal sex, fewer (34.8%) had done so with men whose status they did not know and fewer again (14.0%) had done so with a partner they knew or thought to be HIV negative.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

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41.5% of men who have sex with men, and whose last test was HIV negative, had receptive unprotected anal sex in the last year, far fewer (16.0%) had done so with a partner of unknown status and only 2.0% had done so with a man they knew to have HIV.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

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A report from 2009 found that less than 50% of of men who have sex with men had been tested for HIV in the previous year.

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Sexual Health: HIV Testing

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Over a quarter of men who have sex with men have never tested for HIV.

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Sexual Health: HIV Testing

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In 2011, 19% of gonorrhoea cases reported nationally were in men who have sex with men.

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Sexual Health: STIs

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Vulvovaginal candidiasis was common in women who have sex with women (18.4%) and was significantly associated with larger numbers of female sexual partners in the previous year.

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Sexual Health: Other

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One in five young LGBT people said they found it difficult to ask for what they wanted in relationships.
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