Find out about the health issues that affect you if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender with practical advice on how to stay in good health.

Screening for trans people

Screening is a way find out whether you are at risk of, or have, certain health conditions

Access to healthcare for LGBTQ+ people

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) person, you have the same rights to healthcare as anyone else.

Coming out

“Coming out” is when someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual tells someone about their sexuality, or when someone who is transgender tells someone about their gender identity.

Gender Identity

How you see your gender is known as your gender identity.

Health Checks and Screening for LGBTQ+ people

Screening and self checking are important ways of protecting your health. It is a good idea to be informed about which screening and self-checks you need to receive.

Having Children

If you are in a same-gender relationship, and you are considering having children, there are now several different options.


People with HIV now have a normal life expectancy. However this does depend on early diagnosis and treatment. For some people, going for a HIV test can be very scary, but if the test comes back positive, there are services to help you.

Mental Health

If you are struggling with mental health problems you have a right to good quality, non-discriminatory treatment. Your sexual orientation and/or gender identity should be accepted and not seen as a problem.

Sexual Health for LGBTQ+ men

Having unprotected genital-genital penetrative sex or oral sex puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Sexual Health for LGBTQ+ women

Lesbians and bisexual women, non-binary individuals and trans men and women are not immune to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It's important not to be complacent about getting tested for them.