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Title: A systematic review of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health in the West Midlands region of the UK compared to published UK research
Authors: Meads, C
Pennant, M
McManus, J
Bayliss, S
Keywords: lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT);West Midlands;Health research
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: WMHTAC, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham
Citation: Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham: Report number 71, (2009)
Abstract: It is estimated that approximately 3-8% of the UK population identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT). Until now, most health research on gay and bisexual men has been around HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases and for trans people has been on the transitioning process only. However, it has been apparent to the LGBT community that that there are a wide variety of other physical and mental health issues that are also important and that the proportion of gay and bisexual men who have HIV/AIDS is relatively small. Very little general LGBT health research has been published so far and there are very few health services that specifically address the general health concerns of the LGBT community. This systematic review presents all available research conducted in the West Midlands on LGBT health since 2000. Local health research is compared to UK national, peer reviewed and published LGBT health research in order to determine whether the local results are unusual compared to national LGBT data, and to routinely collected data on the UK population, where appropriate, in order to determine whether and where the LGBT population differ from the general population. Only UK research has been included because there was no previous UK specific systematic review so it was unclear how generalisable foreign research would be to the UK.
ISBN: 0704427222
Appears in Collections:Health Economics Research Group (HERG)

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