Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Global Survey Research: How to move toward respectful and meaningful classification in HIV programs

Join MEASURE Evaluation on September 26 at 10am EDT for a one-hour webinar sharing project work on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measurement for HIV programs.

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Join MEASURE Evaluation on September 26 at 10am EDT for a one-hour webinar sharing project work on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measurement for HIV programs. The webinar will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Katherine Andrinopoulos and Jennifer Glick from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

A major barrier to improved health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) – people who do not identify as heterosexual or whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth – is the lack of quality health-related data at a global level. Sexual orientation and gender identity are multi-faceted concepts, tied to broader social, cultural, and sexual norms, which makes measuring them with closed-ended questions typical of HIV surveillance and survey research a difficult task.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide recommendations on how to develop closed-ended SOGI questions that are context-specific, meaningful, and respectful to SGM clients, while also fulfilling global data reporting needs for HIV key populations. Participants in this webinar will learn about new resources available through MEASURE Evaluation to assist teams in designing surveys to capture SOGI data, including an online training on foundational SOGI concepts, and a report that outlines a four-step process for designing SOGI questions.

Register to attend the webinar.

Speakers

Katherine Andrinopoulos, PhD, MPH, is MPH, is research associate at MEASURE Evaluation, and an associate professor in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences department at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She conducts applied research in the areas of gender, HIV, and key populations.

Jennifer Glick, PhD, MPH, is an assistant scientist in the Health, Behavioral and Society Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH). She is developing her career as a minority health and health disparities research scientist with a focus on SGMs. She has more than 15 years of research and programming experience focusing on the socio-structural factors that influence health, particularly in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among stigmatized and hard-to-reach populations.  

When Sep 26, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Webinar
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