May 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST | by Staff reports
In U.K., straights in better health than gays
LGBT Health, United Kingdom, Gay News, Washington Blade

Gay Pride flag of the United Kingdom by Fry1989 with Caduceus by Rama and Eliot Lash. (Compilation via Wikimedia)

LONDON — A study released Monday found that British LGBT residents have overall worse health than their straight counterparts, Gay Star News, a European news outlet, reported.

The LGBT Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document found that British LGBT residents have higher rates of physical and emotional bullying, suicide and self harm, drug use, alcohol use, smoking and social isolation and vulnerability in old age, the article said.

The document includes several recommendations including that sexual orientation and gender identity should be routinely monitored in health and social care.

The report was executed for health and wellness boards, public health teams, local authorities and other organizations and commissions that provide services. The work was coordinated by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Gay Star News reported.

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