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Evidence Exchange Glossary

Acronym Definition
BAME Black, Asian and minority ethnic
BME Black and minority ethnic
Cis gender Refers to someone whose gender identity is the same as that they were assigned at birth
GB Gay and bisexual
Gender dysphoria Describes the condition whereby a person feels that their gender identity does not match the sex that they were born with
HPV Human Papilloma Virus
LB Lesbian and bisexual
LBT Lesbian, bisexual and trans
LBW or LABW Lesbian and bisexual women
LGB Lesbian, gay and bisexual
LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans
LGV Lymphogranuloma venereum
MSM Men who have sex with men
STDs Sexually transmitted diseases
STIs Sexually transmitted infections
Trans Umbrella term incorporating people who are transgender, transsexual, cross-dressers and transvestites
Transition Describes the point at which a person undertakes a permanent change of gender (can include surgical reassignment but may not)
WSW Women who have sex with women
Statistic record metadata
Number of people in study The study sample size, if available
Reference The original report from which the statistic is taken
Resource box The secondary report from which the statistic is taken, if applicable
Original statement The original statistic if it has been altered for presentation in the Evidence Exchange
Comment on statistic Further information about the statistic or the study
Topics Statistics relating to...
Mental health ...mental health
Sexual health ...sexual health
Substance misuse ...drug, alcohol and tobacco use
Legal rights ...LGB&T legal rights
Discrimination ...homophobic and transphobic discrimination
Crime ...homophobic and transphobic hate crime, domestic abuse and physical and sexual assault
Physical health ...physical health
Population characteristics ...LGB&T population estimates, characteristics of the LGB&T population, and the LGB&T voluntary sector