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Table 10 Final items included in the men who have sex with men stigma metric

From: Development and reliability of metrics to characterize types and sources of stigma among men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Togo and Burkina Faso

 1. Were you ever arrested on charges of homosexuality [or other related charge]?
 2. Have you ever been verbally harassed and felt it was because you have sex with men?
 3. Have you ever been blackmailed by someone because you have sex with men?
 4. Have you ever been physically aggressed (pushed, shoved; slapped; hit; kicked; choked; or otherwise physically hurt)? Do you believe any of these experience(s) of physical violence was/were related to the fact that you have sex with men?
 5. Have you ever been tortured by someone? If yes, do you believe this was because you have sex with men?
 6. Have you ever been forced to have sex when you did not want to? (By forced, I mean physically forced, coerced to have sex, or penetrated with an object, when you did not want to). Do you believe any of these experiences of sexual violence were related to the fact that you have sex with men?
 7. Have you ever been denied health services (or someone kept you from receiving health services) because you have sex with men?
 8. Have you ever felt that you were not treated well in a health center because someone knew that you have sex with men?
 9. Have you ever heard healthcare providers gossiping about you because you have sex with men?
 10. Have you ever had difficulties in accessing healthcare services because you have sex with men?
 11. Have you ever felt afraid to go to healthcare services because you worry someone may learn you have sex with men?
 12. Have you ever avoided going to healthcare services because you worry someone may learn you have sex with men?
 13. Have you ever felt excluded from family gatherings because you have sex with men?
 14. Have you ever felt that family members have made discriminatory remarks or gossiped about you because you have sex with men?
 15. Have you ever felt rejected by your friends because you have sex with men?
 16. Have you ever felt that the police refused to protect you because you have sex with men?