Share your views on the new questions for The National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

The National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) are among the largest surveys on sexual behaviour in the world. The surveys have taken place every 10 years since 1990. NatCen Social Research, University College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University of Glasgow are currently preparing for the next Natsal survey.

NatCen Social Research, an independent research institute, will be testing some questions which may be used in the next Natsal survey and are looking for respondents to take part in face-to-face interviews.

Who are they looking for?

We are looking to speak to a variety of people who consider themselves to be members of the LGBT+ community.

What is the study about?

The aim of this project is to try out new questions and changes to questions for the next Natsal survey to make sure they are easy to understand and answer. By trying out the questions with a range of different people, such as yourself, we will be able to check that the questions are understood easily and work as intended.

What is involved?

Taking part would involve arranging a suitable time to talk to you about the questions. In the interview you will be asked the questions which have been developed and asked for your thoughts on the questions. The interviews will last about an hour. They will be audio-recorded, with consent. Respondents who take part in a face-to-face interview will receive a £30 high street voucher as a token of our appreciation for participating in the research.

When & where will the interviews take place?

The interviews will take place in London during the day. Interviews will be taking place until the 25th of November.

Will the interview be confidential?

Yes, completely. Any answers you give will be treated in the strictest confidence in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Everything you tell us will only be used for the purpose of this research and will not be shared with anyone outside the project research team unless you say it can be. The research will be written up as a report. Your name will not be used in the report. With your permission, the interview will be audio-recorded.

Interested in finding out more?

If you are interested in finding out more about this research and what is involved, please contact Emma Corteen, emma.corteen@natcen.ac.uk

Author: National LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB&T Partnership is an England-wide group of 10 LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. The Partnership aim: o To ensure that tackling the health inequalities experienced by LGB&T people is kept high on the government’s agenda o That best use is made of the experience and expertise found within the LGB&T voluntary and community sector o To support the sustainability of the LGB&T sector so it can engage with government and statutory bodies, such as the Department of Health, at a strategic level to improve service delivery The Partnership complements the work of The Consortium of LGB&T VCOs by having The Consortium is an executive member of The Partnership and responding to key areas of policy development that affect LGB&T individuals as well as policy that impacts on our sector. Since inception, The Partnership has responded to a vast number of government and Department of Health white papers and consultations of relevance to the LGB&T sector and its communities as a Strategic Partner to the Department of Health, which gives us a platform and opportunity to influence positive changes for LGB&T people and reduce health inequalities in public services.

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