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Agénor is a social epidemiologist and health services researcher who uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate intersectional inequities in sexual and reproductive health and cancer screening and prevention in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity. Specifically, Agénor’s research examines the social and policy determinants of cervical cancer screening, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk, prevention, and testing, and reproductive health and rights among socially and economically marginalized populations, especially women and girls of color, sexual minority women, and transgender and non-binary individuals.
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Examines whether cervical cancer screening differs between individuals assigned female at birth who self-identify as men, transgender men, or FTM (i.e. binary) and those who self-identify as another transmasculine gender identity such as neither exclusively male nor female, agender, or genderqueer (i.e. non-binary).
Uses multivariable logistic regression to examine the associations between sexual behavior and sexual identity (modeled separately) and sexually transmitted infections testing in the past year, Pap test use in the last three years, lifetime HIV testing, and lifetime human papillomavirus (HPV) testing.
Examines transmasculine individuals' and healthcare providers' perceptions of cervical cancer risk and screening among individuals on the transmasculine continuum.
Finds that several sexual and reproductive health indicators vary in relation to sexual identity and sexual behavior among Southern African American sexual minority women. Interventions that facilitate access to sexual and reproductive health services and are tailored to the unique needs of sexual orientation subgroups of sexual minority women are needed.
Examines the association between sexual orientation identity and HPV vaccination among U.S. women and girls.