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Unequal treatment: the disturbing experience of LGBT people in the UK today

Researchers hear how nurses are among the healthcare professionals to display prejudice
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Researchers hear how nurses are among the healthcare professionals to display prejudice

LGBT people face continued discrimination from healthcare staff, including nurses, while their specific health needs are often overlooked, a study by the campaign group Stonewall revealed.

The charity surveyed more than 5,000 LGBT people about aspects of their lives in Britain today, including mental health and well-being, as part of a wider research series.

The resulting analysis, LGBT in Britain: Health Report, exposes poor mental health among many LGBT people, as well as high levels of hostility and unfair treatment from health services.

Almost one in four respondents said they had witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT people by healthcare staff, while one in seven have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination.

'Nurse compared me to a paedophile'

Nurses were among those displaying prejudice.

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