Stonewall Scotland: LGBT in Scotland health report

Just under half of LGBT people in Scotland have experienced depression in the last year, including seven in ten trans people.
This is according to a January 2019 report from Stonewall Scotland on LGBT health in the country.
The report also finds that:
• More than half of trans people (52%) have thought of taking their own life in the last year.
• One in seven trans people (14%) have been pressured to access services to question or change their gender identity.
• One in four LGBT people (24%) have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT people by healthcare staff.
• Almost two in five trans people (37%) have avoided healthcare treatment for fear of discrimination.
• One in four LGBT people (27%) have experienced healthcare staff having a lack of understanding of specific lesbian, gay and bi health needs.
• Nearly three in five trans people (59%) have experienced healthcare staff having a lack of understanding of specific trans health needs.

Read the full report here.

 

 

 

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