The purpose of this survey is to find out about LGBTI people's experiences of reproductive and fertility services in Scotland, and explore whether LGBTI people receive good, comprehensive, easily accessible services, or not.
 
By LGBTI, we mean lesbian, gay and bisexual people, trans people, and people with variations of sex characteristics (VSCs) / intersex bodied people. The survey is aimed at LGBTI people, and their partners, living in Scotland, or who have used services in Scotland. 
 
The survey is divided into sections, and you can skip sections that are not of interest to you. Some of the questions are necessarily personal in nature, and some might be distressing to consider or answer. Please feel free to skip any questions you wish. You can access support around any issues raised by this survey at LGBT Health and Wellbeing

The main sections of the survey are:

Contraception services

Pregnancy, childbirth and abortion services 

Fertility services (for example, fertility treatment such as IUI and IVF, egg or sperm donation, gamete storage, etc.)

Surrogacy services (where a person or couple who are not able to become pregnant themselves arrange with someone else - the surrogate - to become pregnant with a child for them)

Other services around reproductive health (for example, around reproductive system health conditions)
 
This survey does not cover adoption services.

If you are a trans person, the reproductive and fertility services that you need, may relate to gender identity health services you have received or are receiving. The survey asks about this. However, the survey does not ask about wider details of your experiences of gender identity services. We have previously conducted a survey about this.Some of the findings are here.

If you are a person with variations of sex characteristics (VSCs) / an intersex bodied person, the reproductive and fertility services that you need, may relate to your specific variation and to any medical services you have received or are receiving in relation to your variation. The survey asks about this. However, the survey does not ask about wider details of your experience, as a person with a VSC / intersex bodied person, of health services. We will soon be conducting a separate survey about the experiences of people with VSCs / intersex bodied people.

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