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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13% of LBQ women indicated that they had faced discrimination based on their sexual orientation/gender identity from a sexual health service.

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

Year: 2016

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8% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'poor'.

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

Year: 2016

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53% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'OK'.

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

Year: 2016

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11% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'excellent'.

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

Year: 2016

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35% of LBQ women surveyed said they had accessed contraception and fertility services.

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

Year: 2016

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8% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'poor'.

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

Year: 2016

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29% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'neutral'.

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

Year: 2016

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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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