Health Care Use Among Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Canadians 2003 and 2005

March 19, 2008 - A new study published today in Health Reports provides the first national picture of health care use by sexual orientation. It shows that the use of health care services differs depending on self-identified sexual preference. The study examined whether self-identified sexual preference was a factor in the use of various aspects of health care, such as consulting health care providers, having a regular doctor, and using preventive procedures, such as Pap tests. The study was based on combined 2003 and 2005 data from the Canadian Community Health Survey for adults aged 18 to 59.