2018: Interconnections between Syndemics, Stigmas and Sexual health among sexual and gender minorities: A qualitative formative researchHumsafar Trust
Aim of the Project
To explain health inequalities among MSM and transgender women in India through a syndemic framework. Study implemented by The Humsafar Trust in Mumbai with support from PGIMER, Chandigarh and funded by The WellcomeTrust.
- To explore the presence of psychosocial health conditions (e.g., problematic alcohol use, depression) as well as resilience resources among MSM and transgender women.
- To understand the experiences of stigma and discrimination faced by MSM and hijras/transgender women.
- To understand the influence of intersectionality and stigmas on Syndemic conditions and sexual risk among MSM and transgender women.
- To understand social support as coping mechanism for syndemic condition among MSM and Transgender women.
To understand from the lived experiences of MSM and TG women:
- What Syndemic conditions are present among MSM and transgender women?
- How are Syndemic conditions experienced by MSM and transgender women? What roles do stigmas and intersectionality play in the production of Syndemic?
- How does the experience of Syndemic conditions influence vulnerability to HIV and sexual risk among MSM and transgender women?
- What resilience resources do MSM and transgender women have, and whether and how those resources buffer the effects of stigmas and Syndemic on sexual risk?
Study duration: One year
Current Status: To be initiated