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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35% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'OK'

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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28% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'excellent'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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No LBQ woman surveyed who had accessed a service relating to their drug, alcohol or tobacco use reported any discrimination when doing so.

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Physical Health: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Year: 2016

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Less than one third of LBQ women surveyed felt that drug, alcohol and tobacco services that weren't tailored to the LGBT community would be able to address their specific needs.

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Physical Health: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Year: 2016

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65%(15) of respondents indicated that they had not been asked [whether they identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or transgender during monitoring by hospital staff], with only 35% (8) of respondents indicating that they had been asked.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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50%(7) of respondents indicated that members of staff who were aware that they had misgendered someone did not apologise and/or correct themselves. 29%(4) of respondents indicated that members of staff had apologised and/or corrected themselves. 14%(2) of respondents indicated that they were unsure whether the member of staff had apologised and/or corrected themselves.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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93% of respondents indicated that they felt misgendering was due to a lack of awareness and understanding. 3% of respondents indicated that they were unsure whether misgendering was due to a lack of awareness and understanding.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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64%(9) of respondents indicated that they did feel that misgendering was related to a lack of control over their physical appearance in a hospital environment. 21%(3) of respondents indicated that they did not feel that this was related to a lack of control over their appearance. 14%(2) of respondents indicated that they were unsure.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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36%(5) of respondents felt that misgendering was deliberate. 36% (5) of respondents felt that misgendering was not deliberate. 29% (4) of respondents indicated that they were unsure whether or not misgendering was deliberate

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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61%(14) of respondents indicated that they had been misgendered by hospital staff.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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61%(14) of respondents indicated that they would feel able to complain about discrimination or harassment while a substantial 39%(9) indicated that they would not feel able to complain.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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In relation to all of the given concerns but one (disclosing trans status), over 50% of respondents were moderately concerned or very concerned – although still in this category 45% of respondents indicated that they were moderately or very concerned about disclosure. The largest single concern was receiving intimate care with 72% (13) of respondents indicating that they were very concerned about this area of care. Notably, a far greater proportion of respondents were moderately or very concerned that their care would be negatively affected as a result of a lack of understanding (84%:15) than were moderately or very concerned that their care would be negatively affected as a result of discrimination (61%:11), suggesting that respondents felt that their care may be more likely to be negatively affected by a lack of understanding than by direct discrimination.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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80%(20) of respondents indicated that they had experienced anxiety in relation to receiving hospital care as a transgender person with only 20% (5) indicating that they had not.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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55%(12) of respondents indicated that they did not feel that the care they received had adequately met their needs as a trans person, with only 45%(10) indicating that they did feel that the care they had received had met their needs. Male-identified respondents were the most likely to feel that their needs had been met at 67%(6). Female-identified respondents were less likely to feel that their needs had been met, with 60%(3) feeling that their needs had not been met. Non-binary identified respondents were the least likely to feel that their needs had been met with 80%(4) indicating that they felt their needs had not been met.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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63% of all respondents indicated that they were satisfied, while nearly one third (32%(6)) indicated that they were not. All of the patients who stated that they had received private hospital care indicated that they felt satisfied that their needs as a transgender person were met in relation to their accommodation requirements. In patients who did not state that they had received private hospital care, 40% (6) indicated that they were not satisfied that their needs as a transgender person were met in relation to their accommodation requirements, 53% (8) indicated that they were satisfied, and one respondent indicated that they were unsure. Notably, non-binary respondents were the least likely to feel satisfied that their needs had been met with 75%(3) of non-binary respondents indicating that they did not feel that their needs as a transgender person were met in relation to their accommodation requirements.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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44% (4) of respondents indicated that they had been supported in their regular healthcare routine/grooming by hospital staff and the same percentage indicated that they had not been supported. In patients who did not state that they had received private hospital care, only 29%(2) of respondents indicated that they had received support in their regular healthcare routine/grooming by hospital staff, with 57% (4) indicating that they had not.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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One third (3) of respondents indicated that they had not been able to access everyday healthcare items related to trans-specific health needs. Of the 6 respondents who did not state that they had received private hospital care, half (3) indicated that they had not been able to access everyday healthcare items related to trans-specific health needs.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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69%(11) of respondents indicated that they were able to access necessary toiletries and facilities for daily grooming specific to their gender presentation, while over one quarter indicated that they were not. Of the 4 respondents who stated that they had received private care this rose to 100%. Of the 12 respondents who did not state that they had received private hospital care, 42% (5) of respondents indicated that they were not able to access the necessary toiletries and facilities.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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89%(17) of respondents indicated that they had not been consulted on where they would feel most safe and comfortable. None of the respondents who did not state that they had received private hospital care indicated that they had been consulted on where they would feel most safe and comfortable.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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63% of respondents indicated that they had been offered accommodation in a separate room, with 37% of respondents indicating that they had not been offered accommodation in a separate room. All respondents who indicated that they had received private hospital care indicated that they were offered accommodation in a separate room. Of those 15 respondents who did not state that they had received private hospital care, nearly half, 47% (7), indicated that they had not been offered accommodation in a separate room. Only 53%(8) had been offered accommodation in a separate room.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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