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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Just over 1 in 3 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic who had not yet transitioned felt that the gender identity clinic did not offer enough support during their real-life experience.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Half of the transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment who attended gender identity clinics continued with their treatment after their first visit. 1 in 20 did not return after their first visit.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just under 2 in 3 transgender people attending the GIC who had not yet transitioned felt that the GIC did everything they could to make the experience as positive and as simple as possible.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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7 in 10 transgender patients who were already permanently transitioned before their first appointment at the GIC had this recognised by the GIC as fulfilling some or all of the Real Life Experience.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender NHS GIC patients felt they had to keep aspects of their lifestyle secret. 1 in 10 felt so at private GICs.

Year: 2008

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3 in 4 transgender people who were already living in their corrected gender before their first appointment at a gender identity clinic had this recognized by the gender identity clinic.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Half of transgender people attending gender identity clinics felt that they did not have to hide any aspects of their sexuality, personal behaviour or lifestyle.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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1 in 3 Transgender patients NHS GICs felt they did not have the power to make decisions about their treatment. Under 1 in 20 Private GIC patients felt the same

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Almost half of transgender people attending GICs felt they were able to make decisions about their treatment and were able to give informed consent as they were properly informed of the implications and risks.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Just under 1 in 7 transgender people attending GICs felt they did not have the power to make decisions about their treatment.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 4 transgender patients at GICs felt they were able to discuss their preferences for different treatments and that these were taken into account by their psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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4 in 10 transgender patients at a GIC felt there were no medical, nursing or other staff who were responsible for explaining treatment options.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender people with a lead psychiatrist at a gender identity clinic felt they were not supportive and knowledgeable about their specific needs.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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7 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatments at a gender identity clinic who have a lead psychiatrist felt they were supportive and knowledgeable about their specific needs.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just under half of transgender people receiving gender reassignment treatment at a gender identity clinic have a lead psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 10 Transgender patients at a GIC do not have a lead psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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3 in 10 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic saw more than one psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 100 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic have not seen a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 4 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic saw one psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 10 appointments at a GIC were cancelled.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Of all appointments cancelled at the GIC just under half were given insufficient or no notice.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Of those that signed an agreement of terms at a GIC 7 out of 10 were not able to have a say in the content of the agreement.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over 1 in 3 Transgender NHS patients attending a GIC had to sign a written agreement. 1 in 5 attending a private GIC had to sign an agreement.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over 1 in 3 transgender people attending a GIC did not have to sign an agreement of terms.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said they had no problems getting their GP to prescribe hormones recommended by an endocrinologist or a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 8 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said their GP refused to prescribe hormones despite the treatment being recommended by an endocrinologist or a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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35% of transgender people who are seeking gender reassignment treatments have GPs who encourage regular appointments.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment have a GP who ensures that they are on appropriate screening programmes.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 8 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said that their GP explained what gender reassignment treatments were available.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP was knowledgeable about gender reassignment treatments.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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