Posted by: kyrgyzlabrys | March 4, 2007

some of the updated research results and the new ‘Labrys’ Logo

Since January 2007 ‘Labrys’ has a new logo developed by Galina Sokolova, one of the staff members.
There were two options discussed and this one was chosen:

We are working on analyzing the obtained research results from the survey. 

Methods:

  • Structured interview-questionnaire
  • Administered by six different interviewers of different identities and from different ethnic groups
  • Data collection July 2006 – January 2007
  • 94 questionnaires collected, 9 incomplete
  • Main themes: demographics, income, health, sexual practices and STI/HIV awareness, coming out, main needs and concerns, access to Labrys services

 

Selected findings:
58% identify as lesbians
32% earn below 100 USD per month
43% assessed their health condition as satisfactory
17% do not smoke
51% of the smokers want to quit
9% drink alcohol 3 to 5 times per week
34% tried drugs usually marijuana 
23% had forced sexual contacts (lOut of these 80% had forced sexual contact with a man)
35% believe that their sexual orientation or gender identity create problems for them in society
55% named relations with family and relatives as their main concern
8% would want to change their sexual orientation or gender identity
28% tried to change their sexual orientation or gender identity
For 56% their families tried to force them to change by persuading, sending to psychologist or psychiatrist

 

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