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New estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population in England

Posted on February 13th 2017
in Project update

New estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population in England

Public Health England (PHE) has published a report, compiled by PenCLAHRC researchers based in the Health Services Research team at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD), estimating the size of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) population in England.

The report estimates that 2.5 per cent of the population of England have self-identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, but this is likely to be an underestimate.

There is evidence to suggest that minority sexual orientation groups can experience high prevalence of poor mental health and low wellbeing. In order to assess health outcomes by sexual...

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Project estimating the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community will help address health and wellbeing needs

Posted on February 16th 2016
in Research Funding

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A PenCLAHRC project has received funding from Public Health England (PHE) to model the size of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) population in England.

PHE requires the information as it has repercussions for the effectiveness of health care provision to the LGB community, and in turn will contribute to fine tuning and improving that provision. A critical requirement for assessing health outcomes by sexual orientation is robust estimates of the size of the population in different sexual orientation groups.

This new project, led by Dr Kerryn Husk, will carry out an analysis of current work in this area. Using past expertise...

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