Stonewall to launch ‘biggest ever gay men’s health survey’

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Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a survey into gay and bisexual men’s health.

The organisation says the study will be the largest of its kind in Britain and will cover mental health, diet, fitness, long-term health conditions and illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

Respondents will also be asked about their experiences of visiting doctors and hospitals.

Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill said: “We know quite a lot about the sexual health of gay and bisexual men, but very, very little is known about their wider health needs. This is an opportunity for gay men to have their say, contributing to the biggest ever health survey of its kind.”

In 2008, the charity published a study into the health needs of lesbian and bisexual women, Prescription for Change, which surveyed over 6,000 women.

It found that thousands of lesbians were being denied smear tests for cervical cancer, despite requesting them.

Click here to fill to take part in the survey.