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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2 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had a health check before commencing hormone therapy.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had a health check before hormone treatment was carried out.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not have a health check before hormone treatment was carried out.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 transgender person attending a privately run gender identity clinic spent less than 20 minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment. 9 transgender people attending an NHS run gender identity clinic spent under 20 minutes.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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No Transgender patients attending a privately run GIC spent less than 15 minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment. 3% of NHS patients spent under 15 minutes.

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Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment at NHS gender identity clinics spent over an hour with a psychiatrist at their first appointment. Almost 3 in 5 of those attending private clinics spent over an hour.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment spent an hour or more with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment with them.

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Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment spent between forty and sixty minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment with them.

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Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over 1 in 3 transgender patients had an appointment at a GIC within 6 months of referral.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 20 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment waited over a year from referral for an appointment at a gender identity clinic.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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