Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to the LGF’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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Of the transgender people who that did not feel able to bring someone with them to their gender reassignment treatments 2 out of 5 would have liked someone with them. 3 out of 5 were happy to have no one with them.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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2 out of 5 transgender people felt they were able to have a family member or partner present during gender reassignment treatments.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 10 transgender people struggled to obtain funding for hormone therapy.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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3 out of 10 transgender people who chose private healthcare for hormonal therapies and surgeries did so because of delays within the NHS. 1 in 3 were due to perceiving the standard of treatment to be worse in the NHS. Just under 1 in 8 wanted control over their treatment and Just over 1 in 12 were in areas where the NHS was struggling to get funding.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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2 out of 5 transgender people said that their GP did not raise issues regarding funding for gender reassignment treatment.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Just under half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment originally planned to use NHS gender identity clinics. However 1 in 5 used a mixture of NHS and private services.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Almost half of transgender people on hormone treatment are happy with their treatment. 1 in 7 are not happy because they want to be checked more regularly. Just over 1 in 6 state that their does is too low. 1 in 7 aren't happy with their lack of feminisation/masculinisation. 1 in 10 want to change their hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

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Of the transgender people who experienced problems on hormones 7 out of 10 had those problems resolved. Just over 1 in 4 say their problems have not been resolved.

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Physical Health: Other

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2 out of 5 transgender people on hormone therapy have not experienced any side effects. 1 in 5 have.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 20 transgender people receiving gender reassignment treatment have used hormones to suppress puberty.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

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