Gay health

Gay health: having children

Find out about having children if you're in a same-sex relationship.

Sexual health for gay and bisexual men

How to spot the symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, plus information on sexual health check-ups.

Sexual health for lesbian and bisexual women

The risks are lower, but women who have sex with women can still pass on sexually transmitted infections.

Sexual arousal in women

What happens in a woman's body when she is sexually aroused, from initial excitement to after orgasm.

Sexual arousal in men

The four stages of male sexual arousal, including excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution.

NHS screening

Find out about the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England.

My homophobic bullying story

Doug Faulkner recalls how he was bullied every day during his time at secondary school.

HIV and AIDS: what are the risks for gay men?

More gay men are living with HIV than ever before. Find out how the virus is passed on and the treatment available.

Mental health issues if you're gay, lesbian or bisexual

Anxiety and depression are higher in lesbian and gay communities. Find out how to get help if you're affected.

Peer pressure

Sometimes it's good to wait. Find out how to deal with pressure from friends, boyfriends or girlfriends to have sex.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you


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Kellie Maloney: 'My 60-year secret'

Ex-boxing promoter Kellie Maloney talks about living with a secret, and why it took her 60 years to come out

Free audio guides to boost your mood

Moodzone mental wellbeing audio guides designed to help you better understand the problems you may be facing in your life

Adoption and fostering

Find out about adopting or fostering a child from care, the health issues and post-adoption support and services

Transgender health

Find out more about gender identity issues and read real stories about living as a trans person