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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Almost half of transgender people attending GICs felt they were able to make decisions about their treatment and were able to give informed consent as they were properly informed of the implications and risks.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Just under 1 in 7 transgender people attending GICs felt they did not have the power to make decisions about their treatment.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 4 transgender patients at GICs felt they were able to discuss their preferences for different treatments and that these were taken into account by their psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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4 in 10 transgender patients at a GIC felt there were no medical, nursing or other staff who were responsible for explaining treatment options.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people with a lead psychiatrist at a gender identity clinic felt they were not supportive and knowledgeable about their specific needs.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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7 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatments at a gender identity clinic who have a lead psychiatrist felt they were supportive and knowledgeable about their specific needs.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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Just under half of transgender people receiving gender reassignment treatment at a gender identity clinic have a lead psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 10 Transgender patients at a GIC do not have a lead psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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3 in 10 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic saw more than one psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 100 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic have not seen a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 4 transgender people attending a gender identity clinic saw one psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 10 appointments at a GIC were cancelled.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Of all appointments cancelled at the GIC just under half were given insufficient or no notice.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Of those that signed an agreement of terms at a GIC 7 out of 10 were not able to have a say in the content of the agreement.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Just over 1 in 3 Transgender NHS patients attending a GIC had to sign a written agreement. 1 in 5 attending a private GIC had to sign an agreement.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Just over 1 in 3 transgender people attending a GIC did not have to sign an agreement of terms.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Just over half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said they had no problems getting their GP to prescribe hormones recommended by an endocrinologist or a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

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1 in 8 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said their GP refused to prescribe hormones despite the treatment being recommended by an endocrinologist or a psychiatrist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

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35% of transgender people who are seeking gender reassignment treatments have GPs who encourage regular appointments.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment have a GP who ensures that they are on appropriate screening programmes.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

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1 in 8 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment said that their GP explained what gender reassignment treatments were available.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP was knowledgeable about gender reassignment treatments.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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3 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP always or sometimes addressed their needs appropriately.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Almost 1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP never addressed their needs appropriately.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Just under half of Transgender patients who did not feel their GP was helpful and supportive changed their GP.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 6 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP was never able to help and support them.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment felt that their GP always or sometimes helped and supported them.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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3% of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not see their GP initially, but referred themselves to a gender identity clinic.

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Physical Health: Other

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Just under 1 in 7 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment paid for a private referral to a gender identity clinic as their GP did not take any action.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were referred to a gender identity clinic by their GP.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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