Posted on 08 September 2011 by Sally McManus, NatCen Associate
Since 1985, men who have ever had sex with another man (MSM) have been permanently excluded from donating blood in Britain. Today, ministers announced a change to this rule, so that only those who have had sex with another man in the previous year will be excluded. A major piece of social research that included researchers from NatCen - published today in the British Medical Journal - has informed this shift in policy.
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health and lifestyle, MSM, sexuality, gender, inequality