health mixed wales

The individual health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and people

It is sometimes assumed by health care professionals, policy makers, and patients that lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) people do not have unique health needs as a consequence of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This, however, is not the case. Our research shows that LGB people in Wales are being let down by health services which often see sexual orientation and gender identity purely as sexual health issues. As a result hundreds of thousands of LGB people are in dire need of better support from health care professionals.

Sexual Orientation: A Guide for NHS Wales

This guide for NHS Wales organisations offers practical advice about how to meet the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people– both as patients and as NHS Wales staff.

Stonewall Cymru has a range of posters to accompany the guide, which can be used in health and social care settings to raise awareness of LGB health needs and demonstrate that your service is inclusive.

Women's health posters 

Men's health posters 

Equality for all poster 

Find out more about our research into lesbian, gay and bisexual people's health needs:

Gay and bisexual men's health survey

Prescription for change: lesbian & bisexual women's health check


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