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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2 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were referred to a psychiatrist by their GP.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 4 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment saw an endocrinologist at least once after starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

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Of the transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment who saw an endocrinologist at least once after starting hormone treatment 2 out of 5 were seeing one regularly.

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Physical Health: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment on the NHS saw an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatments. Under 1 in 10 private patients saw an endocrinologist.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Physical Health: Other

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Just over half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not see an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

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Just over 1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment saw an endocrinologist before starting hormone treatment.

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Physical Health: Other

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2 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had a health check before commencing hormone therapy.

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Physical Health: Other

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Half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had a health check before hormone treatment was carried out.

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Physical Health: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment did not have a health check before hormone treatment was carried out.

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Physical Health: Other

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1 transgender person attending a privately run gender identity clinic spent less than 20 minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment. 9 transgender people attending an NHS run gender identity clinic spent under 20 minutes.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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No Transgender patients attending a privately run GIC spent less than 15 minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment. 3% of NHS patients spent under 15 minutes.

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Mental Health: Other

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment at NHS gender identity clinics spent over an hour with a psychiatrist at their first appointment. Almost 3 in 5 of those attending private clinics spent over an hour.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment spent an hour or more with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment with them.

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Mental Health: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment spent between forty and sixty minutes with a gender specialist psychiatrist during their first appointment with them.

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Mental Health: Other

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Just over 1 in 3 transgender patients had an appointment at a GIC within 6 months of referral.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 20 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment waited over a year from referral for an appointment at a gender identity clinic.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 10 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment had an appointment at a gender identity clinic within one month of their referral.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment by using privately run gender identity clinics had to travel further than those using NHS clinics.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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1 in 4 transgender patients travelled between 20 and 49 miles to attend their GIC clinic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Just under half of transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment traveled over 50 miles to attend their gender identity clinic.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Half of Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatments attended a gender identity clinic.

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Physical Health: Other

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Almost 1 in 3 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment attended Charing Cross Hospital.

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Physical Health: Other

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1 in 3 transgender people were not offered counselling when they sought help to transition.

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Mental Health: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were offered counselling when they sought help to transition.

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Mental Health: Other

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15% of referrals to a GIC were self referrals.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 5 referrals to a GIC clinic were from a GP.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 7 lesbian and gay people in Wales expect to be treated worse than heterosexuals if they were admitted to hospital for an emergency and the staff thought they were gay.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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It is estimated that the population ratio of trans women:trans men is 4:1.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 4 trans patients were referred to GIC by a psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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Less than 1 in 5 Lesbian and gay people think The Press Complaints Commission, BBC, Channel 4 and Ofcom will take a complaint of homophobia less seriously than other complaints.

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Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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