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 at Stonewall Scotland’s website.

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