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More teens to get HPV vaccine

The HPV vaccine, which as we reported recently has been getting great results in improving the health of young people, is to be rolled out further. Until now it has only been issued to young women from the ages of 12 or 13, but is now to be rolled out to young people in senior schools regardless of gender. That’s […]

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European Parliament talks LGBTI health

This coming Wednesday, 26 April, from 13:00 – 14:30 local time, the European Parliament’s “Intergroup on LGBTI Rights” (its LGBTI equalities subcommittee) will host a roundtable discussion on health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people in Europe. Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people remain widespread and affect access to health services. The extensive LGBT survey conducted by the EU’s Fundamental […]

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Online support for bi, gay & trans women with cancer

This week in support of National Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, and in recognition of the needs of LGBTQ women, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have opened a new dedicated section of their online forum. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They say: “This section of […]

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It’s Bi Health Month

It’s March, and that means it’s Bisexual Health Awareness Month. Research in recent years has highlighted how bi people are likely to have worse mental and physical health than both gay and straight people alike. In the USA, the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) for the fourth consecutive year with the launch of a social […]

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London consults on LGBT mental health

The London Assembly Health Committee is investigating mental health and inequalities in a series of meetings, focusing on different marginalised groups, including LGBT people. Given research showing how bisexual people experience greater mental health challenges and more problems accessing support than gay and lesbian people, we hope there will be ample bi input to the review. The Committee note that: […]

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