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.

Watch the video or click on the links below to find out how to use the Evidence Exchange and how it can help you.

To access the full Evidence Exchange you need to register with LGBT Foundation –  please click here

Who is the Evidence Exchange for? | How to use the Evidence Exchange
Adding your research to the Evidence Exchange | Evidence Exchange glossary & search help

  • Search: 
  • Year: 
  • -
50% of LGB people, over the age of 50 and who were "not White British," said they were out as lesbian, gay or bisexual to someone in their GP practice.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
31% of lesbians over 50, said they had a negative experiences of using general practice as an LGB person, compared to 21% of gay men over 50.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
64% of gay men, over the age of 50, had positive experiences of being treated supportively as an person by a general practice worker, whereas only 43% of lesbians over 50 said the same.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
6% of LGB people over 70, said they had a negative experiences of using general practice as an LGB person.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
75% of LGB people, over the age of 70, said they would be happy to be asked about their sexual orientation, in confidential surroundings, when registering with a GP practice.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
56% of LGB people, over the age of 70, said they were out as lesbian, gay or bisexual to someone in their GP practice.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
24% of LGB over 50, said they had a negative experiences of using general practice as an LGB person.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
51% of LGB over 50, said they had a positive experiences of being treated supportively as an LGB person by a general practice worker.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
69% of LGB people, over the age of 50, said they would be happy to be asked about their sexual orientation, in confidential surroundings, when registering with a GP practice

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
60% of LGB people, over the age of 50, said they were out as lesbian, gay or bisexual to someone in their GP practice.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2011

read more
Of the transgender people who that did not feel able to bring someone with them to their gender reassignment treatments 2 out of 5 would have liked someone with them. 3 out of 5 were happy to have no one with them.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
2 out of 5 transgender people felt they were able to have a family member or partner present during gender reassignment treatments.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
1 in 10 transgender people struggled to obtain funding for hormone therapy.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more
3 out of 10 transgender people who chose private healthcare for hormonal therapies and surgeries did so because of delays within the NHS. 1 in 3 were due to perceiving the standard of treatment to be worse in the NHS. Just under 1 in 8 wanted control over their treatment and Just over 1 in 12 were in areas where the NHS was struggling to get funding.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
2 out of 5 transgender people said that their GP did not raise issues regarding funding for gender reassignment treatment.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
Just under half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment originally planned to use NHS gender identity clinics. However 1 in 5 used a mixture of NHS and private services.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
Almost half of transgender people on hormone treatment are happy with their treatment. 1 in 7 are not happy because they want to be checked more regularly. Just over 1 in 6 state that their does is too low. 1 in 7 aren't happy with their lack of feminisation/masculinisation. 1 in 10 want to change their hormone treatment.

Topics:
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Of the transgender people who experienced problems on hormones 7 out of 10 had those problems resolved. Just over 1 in 4 say their problems have not been resolved.

Topics:
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
2 out of 5 transgender people on hormone therapy have not experienced any side effects. 1 in 5 have.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more
1 in 20 transgender people receiving gender reassignment treatment have used hormones to suppress puberty.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Just under half of transgender people attending NHS gender identity clinics felt they should have received hormone therapy earlier. 1 in 4 private patients felt they should have received hormone therapy earlier.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Just under half of transgender people attending NHS gender identity clinics felt they received hormone therapy at the right time. Almost 3 in 4 private patients felt they received hormone therapy at the right time.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
1 in 4 transgender people attending gender identity clinics felt they should have been prescribed hormones sooner.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Just over 1 in 3 transgender people attending gender identity clinics felt they were given hormone treatments at the right time.

Topics:
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Almost 1 in 20 transgender people started hormone therapy by self medicating, buying hormones online.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Other
Physical Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more
2 in 5 transgender patients at NHS GICs had to get a second psychiatric opinion before being prescribed hormones. 1 in 10 private patients had to get a second psychiatric opinion.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more
1 in 4 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment at NHS gender identity clinics were totally happy with their care. Over 2 in 5 using private clinics were totally happy.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
Just under 1 in 7 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment at NHS gender identity clinics were not at all happy with the service. 1 in 14 using private clinics were not at all happy.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more
2 in 5 transgender patients at the GIC were happy with the care they received.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more
Just over 1 in 6 transgender patients at the GIC were not happy with the care they received.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

read more