Important work has been done to understand the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ populations, but information about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) is still missing from crucial datasets used to shape healthcare policy and priorities across sectors. Adding these demographic categories to datasets and analyses is a primary way that organizations can demonstrate commitment to health equity for LGBTQ+ people.
The following resources represent best practices for integrating SOGI into data collection efforts, along with considerations for making the process understandable and affirming.
- The National Academies Consensus Report: Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation
- Williams Institute Report: Exploring International Priorities and Best Practices for the Collection of Data about Gender Minorities
- National Institute of Health’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office Report: Methods and Measurement in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research