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Lesbian Bed Death

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What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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Building Health Partnerships

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Building Health Partnerships (2013-14) was a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

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Anal cancer for health professionals

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Anal cancer is rare.  Approximately 1,000 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year in the UK.

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Mental health and wellbeing for health professionals

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The lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities generally experience poorer mental health than the wider population.

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Cervical cancer for health professionals

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Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK. It is estimated that cervical screening prevents approximately 5,000 deaths each year in the UK.

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Glossary for health professionals

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This is a glossary of some of the key terms used in Pride in Practice.

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HIV for health professionals

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An estimated 96,000 people were living with HIV in the UK by the end of 2011, an increase from 91,500 in 2010. 

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End of Life for health professionals

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Dementia for health professionals

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A lot can be done to help people cope with the symptoms of dementia. At the moment, the diagnosis rate in England is only 45%, which is lower than Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Questions about sexual partner/partners for health professionals

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Here is the recommended phrasing to ask someone about the gender of sexual partner/s. 

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Women's sexual health for health professionals

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It is estimated that at least 5% of women (almost 7% in Greater London) between the ages of 16 and 44 years old in Britain have had one or more same sex sexual partners at some point in their lives.

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Sexual orientation monitoring for health professionals

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Protected characteristics are those characteristics that are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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Eating disorders for health professionals

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Problems with food and eating can begin when a person uses it as a way of coping when faced with some form of trauma or life issue.

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Village Angels

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The Village Angels are a team of volunteers from LGBT Foundation, easily recognisable through their pink ‘high-vis’ vests.

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Drugs, alcohol and smoking for health professionals

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Mental health issues, cardiovascular problems, stroke, dementia and certain cancers are all directly affected by regular alcohol and drug use.

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Hepatitis for health professionals

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Many MSM are unaware of the risks and the potentially dangerous consequences of contracting either hepatitis A or B virus, yet both are preventable by vaccination.

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Pride in Practice registration form

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LGBT Foundation are delighted that you have made the first step towards your Pride in Practice quality mark award. 

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Think you have an STI?

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections which are generally picked up through close body contact or sex.

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What is mental health?

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Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.

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New Resource:Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well­being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in care.

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