5 conversation starters for discussing sexual orientation

Asking the right questions is key to providing healthcare sensitive to sexual orientation

About 2% of Australian adults identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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There is a spectrum of ways people define themselves and a spectrum of behaviours.

Some 6-8% report lifetime same sex behaviour and 7-15% report same sex attraction.1

These groups represent a significant percentage of the Australian population.

While all individuals should have access to quality healthcare and appropriate interpersonal and clinical care, research shows that people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,