External resources on health
In this section, we are gathering external resources on the topic.
By IGLYO, 2013
By European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2013
By Open Society Foundations, 2013
Pink Competency (Rosa Kompetanse in Norwegian) is a national collaboration between the Norwegian directorate for health and LLH, the Norwegian LGBT organisation.
Tool kit created by NHS (National Health Service in United Kingdom) and Lesbian and Gay Foundation for awareness raising of LGB health related issues for General Practitioners.
Final report from the LGBT Health Summit 2010, Hatfield, UK.
Lambda Legal’s Survey on Discrimination Against LGBT People and People Living with HIV
By Lambda Legal, 2010
Creating a National Standard for Equal Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients and Their Families.
By Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2010
By Nick J Mulé, Lori E Ross, Barry Deeprose, Beth E Jackson, Andrea Daley, Anna Travers and Dick Moore. Published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2009, 8:18, May 2009
IGLYO - the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation - issued this publication about LGBT youth and health in December 2009.
By the secretariat of the European Social Charter, 2009
a study of the mental health and well-being of LGBT People in Ireland.
The Research was commissioned by the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Service, and is funded by the Health Service
Executive's National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP). 2008
Lesbian and bisexual women’s health check 2008.
By by Ruth Hunt and Dr Julie Fish, survey results analysed by Sigma Research, Stonewall, 2008
In April 2008, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution on “Child and Teenage Suicide” which included good references to the problems of LGBT teenagers. Some of the text from the resolution:
BeLonG To Youth Services, Ireland, 2007
By Miller, M., André, A., Ebin, J., and Bessonova, L., New York: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, the Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health, and BiNet USA, 2007
by Ruth Hunt and Adam Minsky, Stonewall, 2006
Do women who love women have a greater risk of developing breast or cervical cancer?
Being lesbian or bisexual does not have a direct influence on the frequency of breast cancer or cervical cancer. However, there are certain risk factors that are unique to women who love women – which explains the importance of informing them of the risks.
Because the problem is particularly unrecognised by the public most concerned, ILGA has decided to disseminate a leaflet in English and Spanish on breast and cervical cancer prevention.
The French and Dutch versions were initially coordinated by ILGA with the Belgian Foundation against Cancer and with the help of Belgian lesbian groups.
Lesbian and bisexual women have specific health issues. Sexual orientation per se does not directly have any influence on cancer or any other disease. But double discrimination based on gender and on sexual orientation can have a significant impact on the mental and physical wellbeing, preventing also some women to seek assistance from health care providers.
Best practice guidance on health care for lesbian, gay and bisexual service users and their families.
By Royal College of Nursing & UNISON, 2003