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April 24, 2012

British health services are failing gay and bisexual men who are more likely to use drugs, smoke, self-harm and attempt suicide says Stonewall report

Gay and bisexual men are more likely to smoke, drink, take drugs, self-harm, attempt suicide and be depressed – but they’re often overlooked by health services.

That’s the damning verdict of a survey by Stonewall into the health of gay and bisexual men in Britain – the biggest study of it’s kind in the world.

Their report out today (25 April) found that 3% of gay men and 5% of bisexual men have attempted suicide in the last year alone – by comparison to just 0.4% of men in general.