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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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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3 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP always or sometimes addressed their needs appropriately.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Almost 1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP never addressed their needs appropriately.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Just under half of Transgender patients who did not feel their GP was helpful and supportive changed their GP.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 6 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP was never able to help and support them.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP always or sometimes helped and supported them.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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3% of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not see their GP initially, but referred themselves to a gender identity clinic.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just under 1 in 7 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment paid for a private referral to a gender identity clinic as their GP did not take any action.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were referred to a gender identity clinic by their GP.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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2 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were referred to a psychiatrist by their GP.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 4 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment saw an endocrinologist at least once after starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Of the transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment who saw an endocrinologist at least once after starting hormone treatment 2 out of 5 were seeing one regularly.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment on the NHS saw an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatments. Under 1 in 10 private patients saw an endocrinologist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not see an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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Just over 1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment saw an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

Year: 2008

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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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1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had an appointment at a gender identity clinic within one month of their referral.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment by using privately run gender identity clinics had to travel further than those using NHS clinics.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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1 in 4 transgender patients travelled between 20 and 49 miles to attend their GIC clinic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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