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National LGBT Survey: Research report [UK]

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Government Equalities Office, July 2018 The Government Equalities Office launched a national LGBT survey in July 2017 in order to develop a better understanding of the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and people who identify as having any other minority sexual orientation or gender identity, or as intersex. The survey was open for 12 weeks and received 108,100...

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths

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The University of Texas at Austin, Tue, April 3, 2018 In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.      “Many kids who are transgender...

New standards of care for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents

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The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 2017 The first Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents, led Led by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, have been released. Dr Michelle Telfer, Head of Adolescent Medicine and Gender Services at the RCH, says health professionals, such as GPs, school counsellors and...

Summary of results: Trans Pathways: the mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people

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Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, September 1, 2017 Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted of the mental health and care pathways of trans and gender diverse young people in Australia (859 participants). It is also the first Australian study to incorporate the views of parents and guardians of trans young people (194 participants). What did Trans Pathways tell us? Trans young people are...

Trans services expanded at SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, March 2017 SHINE SA has expanded its services for trans and gender diverse people, with the Trans Wellbeing service. This service provides non-urgent counselling, peer support and case management for people who are trans, gender diverse and gender questioning, their family members, partners and supports. Trans Wellbeing is based at 57 Hyde Street in the city, and offers professional and...

Shh…No talking: LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationships Education in the UK (report)

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Terrence Higgins Trust, July 2016 ‘SRE: Shh… No Talking’ report, published in July 2016, highlighted that sex and relationships education (SRE) is inadequate or absent in many schools in the UK. The report was published following a survey of over 900 young people aged 16-24 and it revealed that: 99 per cent of young people surveyed thought SRE should be mandatory in all schools 97 per cent...

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