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Table 12 Enablers of help seeking for gender identities and sexual orientations

From: Mental health help seeking patterns and associations among Australian same sex attracted women, trans and gender diverse people: a survey-based study

  LGBTI sensitive and knowledgeable Awareness and acceptance by provider Choice of provider Encouragement by friend / Family / Partner None of these
  No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Gender Identity           
 Female, n = 1390 934 67.2 604 43.5 389 28.0 545 39.2 164 11.8
 Trans female, n = 84 67 79.8 43 51.2 19 22.6 34 40.5 7 8.3
 Other, n = 162 112 69.1 72 44.4 53 32.7 73 45.1 13 8.0
Sexual Orientation           
 Lesbian, n = 848 595 70.2 428 50.5 243 28.7 305 36.0 94 11.1
 Queer, n = 234 179 76.5 119 50.9 79 33.8 98 41.9 20 8.5
 Bisexual, n = 287 177 61.7 88 30.7 80 27.9 130 45.3 40 13.9
 Pansexual, n = 149 99 66.4 58 38.9 41 27.5 74 49.7 14 9.4
 Other, n = 106 64 60.4 27 25.5 19 17.9 45 42.5 16 15.1
  1. Note: LGBTI sensitive and knowledgeable includes having a trustworthy and sensitive GP, knowing that a provider or service is LGBTI sensitive through personal recommendation, knowing that a provider or service is LGBTI sensitive through prior experience, and knowing that a provider or service is LGBTI sensitive as it is run by a LGBTI agency or group. Awareness and acceptance by provider includes being out to the health care provider and being able to involve your domestic partner in your health care