Advancing Pediatric Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection

The population of youths reporting sexual and gender minority (SGM) identities is growing in the United States. Protecting and promoting the health of SGM youths is a priority for the health system, and collection of SOGI data is a necessary step toward achieving this goal. Concerted efforts from providers, public health leaders, and policymakers are critical for addressing existing barriers to collecting SOGI information among pediatric patients.

There is also an urgent need for researchers to monitor progress in improving pediatric SOGI data completeness and to evaluate different methods and workflows for enhancing the acceptability, experience, and overall uptake of SOGI data collection with this population.