A PenCLAHRC project funded by Public Health England (PHE) to model the size of the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) population in England.
PHE requires the information as it has repercussions for the effectiveness of health care provision to the LGB community, and in turn will contribute to fine tuning and improving that provision. A critical requirement for assessing health outcomes by sexual orientation is robust estimates of the size of the population in different sexual orientation groups.
This new project, led by Dr Kerryn Husk, will carry out an analysis of current work in this area. Using past expertise in assessing the size of particular groups in the wider community, Dr. Husk and his colleagues will then propose a method by which PHE can measure the size of the LGB population on an ongoing basis. They will also provide an estimate of the size of the current LGB population, including what proportion that population makes of the population of England as a whole.