Opening up hospice care

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CEO of Martlets Hospice Imelda Glackin on how we can create LGBTQI-friendly palliative care BY IMELDA GLACKIN Martlets Hospice is a hospice in the heart of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. When it comes to embracing and celebrating the LGBTQI community, our city is perhaps the most flamboyantly open in the [….]

Focus on lez/bi mental health this National LBT Women’s Health Week

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LGBT charity London Friend launches new services in bid to improve mental health and wellbeing of LBT women BY KATE MARTIN Look at any research on mental health in our LGBT communities and it will tell you the same – we experience much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress and other common mental health issues [….]

Good Sex Is… For Women Who Have Sex With Women

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LGBT Youth Scotland release latest in inclusive sexual health and relationship series BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE LGBT Youth Scotland, the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBTQI people in Scotland, has released the latest in their Good Sex Is series …and it’s wonderful. The new guide, aimed at women who have sex with women, was written in [….]

Cervical screening campaign launched after screening rates fall to 20-year low

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Lesbian and bisexual women up to 10 times less likely to have had a cervical screening test than heterosexual women BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Public Health England has launched the Government’s first national cervical screening campaign, Cervical Screening Saves Lives, to tackle the decline in the numbers of people getting tested across the country. Working alongside The [….]

Meet the new faces of LBT Women’s Health Week

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“Being visible and vocal about my healthcare needs helps to create the possibility for improvements and change for others” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “As a trans woman living with HIV for many years now,” begins Juno Roche, “I know from my own experience how vital, solid and informed healthcare is.” Roche, a writer, is one of a [….]