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Sexual minorities, Gender identity, Medical care -- Research, Equity


This is a position paper concerning the ethics of routine collection of SOGI demographic data, with particular attention paid to erasure and the closet. We hope that the Health Authority will use the perspective presented here to respond to concerns around the safety of individuals who disclose minority sex, minority sexual orientation, or minority gender status. We are epidemiologists with history working on issues of queer demography and social policy. We have both collaborated with OHA’s Office for Equity and Inclusion on the development of the SOGI demographic instrument. We both occupy queer social locations and approach this work through the lens of queer experience.


© The authors; this is a position paper prepared for the Oregon Health Authority.

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