Photovoice Project: Working with Young Trans Women to Create New Strategies for HIV Prevention
- Joshua Franklin
- Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts & Sciences
- Student Arts Innovation Grant
Joshua Franklin, in collaboration with Dr. Nadia Dowshen, an adolescent medicine physician and the co-director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Siobhan Gruschow, a research manager at the CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic and PolicyLab, will steward a photovoice project conducted with young trans women, ages 18-26, in Philadelphia, to create new strategies for HIV prevention and treatment for this population rooted in community priorities. Although young trans women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, they have been marginalized in health research and few interventions exist to support their unique needs. Photovoice is a participatory method that uses photographs and narratives of everyday realities produced by participants to focus on questions that are meaningful to members of the community.