BEAT IT: It’s a myth that LGBTQI+ women are at a lower risk of ovarian cancer

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And Jane Hatfield is using her story to beat such myths and misconceptions this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month BY OVACOME/JANE HATFIELD. LEAD IMAGE PHIL GAMMON, JANE HATFIELD PICTURED TOP LEFT. There are many myths around ovarian cancer, and one is that women-loving-women (or anyone with ovaries, for that matter) may be less at risk because [….]

OPINION: Listen to the voices of women this World AIDS Day

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Despite some progress, the voices of women with HIV are still not being heard, says activist Philip Baldwin BY PHILIP BALDWIN World AIDS Day falls annually on 1 December. But it is only recently that women have been included in the debate around HIV in the UK. For a long time gay, bi, pan and [….]

OPINION: Amplify the voices of women with HIV

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HIV positive women deserve equal access to prevention, treatment, support and care around HIV, says activist Philip Baldwin BY PHILIP BALDWIN When discussing issues around HIV, women’s voices have often been ignored and have rarely been heard alongside those of gay and bi men. This is particularly true for lesbians, bi, pan, trans and queer [….]

Talking about the B word? (That’s babies, by the way)

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If you’re considering which path to take to becoming a same-sex parenting dream team – this is a good place to start BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT For some couples consisting of two LBQ+ women, starting a family may be a topic that is frequently discussed. Still, deciding which route to take in order to achieve this [….]

LGBTQI and living with cancer in Sussex or East Surrey?

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Macmillan Cancer Support and Brighton Switchboard want to hear from you! The charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Switchboard have launched two surveys in an attempt to get a better understanding of the needs and experiences of LGBTQI people living with cancer in the areas of Sussex and East Surrey. Part of an ongoing programme of work [….]

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]

This Lesbian Day Of Visibility – it’s time to talk about sex

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“For our communities, sexual health is often a difficult or invisible discussion with health professionals” BY CLAUDIA CARVELL. IMAGE THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Today marks Lesbian Day of Visibility, and this year it could not be more crucial. The needs of lesbian, bi and queer women are often marginalised in conversations around LGBT sexual health [….]