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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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that 92% of respondents were able to be ‘out’ within the context of services, and almost half reported that they were pleased with the way in which professionals treated them when they had been open about their sexual orientation.

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Mental Health: Other

Year: 2009

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that just over a third of gay men and lesbians weren’t ‘out’ to anybody. 38% of gay men and 41% of lesbians were ‘out’ to health professionals; similar numbers were ‘out’ to most of their family.

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Mental Health: Other

Year: 2009

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After experiencing a miscarriage, 26.8% of LGB women reported experiencing heterosexism, homophobia or prejudice from health professionals. A further 8.6% said they were unsure if they had or not.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2010

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The majority of LGB women conceived within months of actively trying to get pregnant (88%). 58% indicated that the process was 'hard' or 'very hard' whereas 28% say the process was 'easy' or 'very easy'.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2010

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84% of LGB women respondents reported conceiving using donated sperm.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2010

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50% of LGB women eligible for cervical screening, had at some point, failed to respond to a routine invitation for a cervical screening test. Of these women, 35% considered themselves less at risk of cervical cancer than a heterosexual woman.

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Physical Health: Cancer

Year: 2011

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28% of LGB women have been told that a cervical screening test is not necessary for them.

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Physical Health: Cancer

Year: 2011

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91% of LGB women believe that they need to have cervical screening tests, 4% did not know if such a test is required and 5% believed it was not necessary to have such a test.

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Physical Health: Cancer

Year: 2011

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80% of lesbian women showed indicators of polycystic ovaries compared to 32% of heterosexual women.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2004

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38% of lesbian women had polycystic ovary syndrome compared to 14% of heterosexual women.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2004

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Between 15-23% of trans people feel that being trans affects the way they access routine non trans-related healthcare. The research suggests that trans people avoid accessing routine healthcare because they anticipate prejudicial treatment from healthcare professionals.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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30% of trans people experience this response when requesting treatment – a practitioner wanting to help but lacking information about trans issues.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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51% of trans people paid for their treatment after funding refusal for gender reassignment surgery. Nearly half of all respondents were in the lower income bracket of less than €25,000 per year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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82% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for the acceptable baseline surgeries – these were the minimum required for trans people to live in their acquired gender.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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79% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for hormones.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Half of Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment attended a gender identity clinic.

Year: 2008

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20% of trans people are asked to use the toilets of their former gender or disabled toilets whilst at work, and of those using toilets appropriate to their acquired gender (78%), a significant number experience being treated differently in a negative way or subjected to inappropriate comments or abuse.

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Discrimination: Employment

Year: 2007

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14.3% of transgender youth in the US are HIV+ which is the highest rate of any youth group.

Topics:
Sexual Health: HIV Information

Year: 2007

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Trans people are over-represented in the prison population – more than twice what would be expected.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2007

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58% of trans people in the US were in paid employment, 15% of the remaining reported their trans status as the reason they lost their job.

Topics:
Discrimination: Employment

Year: 2007

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