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Women's sexual health for health professionals

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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Breast cancer for health professionals

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 48,000 women in Britain diagnosed each year.

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HIV for health professionals

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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Men's sexual health for health professionals

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 cancer for health professionals

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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Sexual orientation monitoring for health professionals

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

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Hepatitis for health professionals

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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Drugs, alcohol and smoking for health professionals

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

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Dementia for health professionals

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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End of Life for health professionals

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Domestic violence for health professionals

Domestic violence in LGB communities can remain hidden locally, as well as nationally.

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Mental health and wellbeing for health professionals

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

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Questions about sexual partner/partners for health professionals

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

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Eating disorders for health professionals

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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Anal cancer for health professionals

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

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Tuesday afternoons free? Come to Bloomers Older Women's Group!

On the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Bloomers Older Women's Group meets at the LGF. The group is for older women, who identify as bisexual, gay or questionning, and we also welcome trans women too.

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The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award at the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

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A Summer of Pride!

Here’s a list of all (that we know of!) Pride events happening this Summer across the North West. 

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The LGF celebrates Manchester Day Parade in rainbow colours

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) is celebrating Manchester and other LGB&T friendly cities from around the world for this year’s Manchester Day Parade on Sunday 22nd June.

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Safer Sex Tips

Safer sex info for women who have sex with women.

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Carers stories

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Getting the help you need

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The LGF Volunteer Awards 2014

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s (The LGF) annual Volunteer Awards ceremony was held during National Volunteer’s Week and celebrated the achievements of all our fabulous volunteers.

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Who are your Homo Heroes for 2014?

Nominations for The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Homo Heroes Awards 2014 are now open so get nominating for the individuals, groups and organisations you feel have helped to make a difference to the community over the past year.

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Make schools safer

Homophobic bullying is still endemic in UK schools, but our Safer Schools Packs help schools challenge homophobic bullying, support their lesbian, gay and bisexual students and promote understanding.

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Spotlight on your cervix! What is cervical screening and do lesbian and bi women need to bother?

This week (8th – 14th June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness of cervical screening and encouraging women to get regular screens. But what is cervical screening? And why should we bother?

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GP experiences survey

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Homo Heroes Awards 2013 - your winners!

This year's Homo Heroes Awards received almost 500 nominations across 8 categories, and then went on to receive over 6000 individual votes from across the UK and beyond!

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