Data that really makes you think.
I think there is a pattern here...https://www.stdcheck.com/blog/lgbt-std-statistics/https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htmhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575167/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6893897https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statisticshttps://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-healthhttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-sti-figures-show-continued-increases-among-gay-men
LGBT health requires specific attention from health care and public health professionals to address a number of disparities, including:
LGBT youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide.
LGBT youth are more likely to be homeless.
Lesbians are less likely to get preventive services for cancer.
Gay men are at higher risk of HIV and other STDs, especially among communities of color.
Lesbians and bisexual females are more likely to be overweight or obese.
Transgender individuals have a high prevalence of HIV/STDs, victimization, mental health issues, and suicide and are less likely to have health insurance than heterosexual or LGB individuals.
Elderly LGBT individuals face additional barriers to health because of isolation and a lack of social services and culturally competent providers.
LGBT populations have the highest rates of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use.>source: healthypeople.gov