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Female Masturbation

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Get to know your body, your likes and dislikes. 

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Men's sexual health for health professionals

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Figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses rose by 2% in England in 2011, with nearly 427,000 new cases.

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Cervical Screening: The North West Research

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Research into lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of and attitudes to cervical screening, carried out in partnership with the University of Salford. 

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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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National Network

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The National Network of Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Service Providers brings together organisations that are providing specialist services for self-identifying lesbian and bisexual women to improve service provision and enhance knowledge. 

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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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We ❤ sex

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Information on sex and sexual health for lesbian and bisexual women

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We ❤ volunteers

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LGBT Foundation needs female volunteers to help develop and expand our women's programme.

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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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We ❤ groups

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LGBT Foundation holds three pop-in groups specifically for women. 

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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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We ❤ being healthy

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LGBT Foundation provides a range of health information and resources for women. 

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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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Our volunteering opportunities

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Please keep checking this area of our website to find out more about our latest opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. 

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We ❤ you

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Here's a selection of the services we offer at LGBT Foundation for women.

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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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We ❤ workshops

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LGBT Foundation holds free monthly workshops for women around a range of topics from cupcakes to career goals. Join us to learn a new skill and make some new friends!

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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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Short-term and event volunteering

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There are loads of ways you can support us throughout the year without having to commit to a regular volunteering role.

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Hear from awarded GPs

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We asked some questions to a selection of the GP surgeries who are part of our 'Pride in Practice' scheme.

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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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