Annik Sorhaindo, MSc.
Mexico City, Mexico
Annik is particularly interested in the reproductive needs and rights of vulnerable populations, such as marginalized youth. In her previous work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Population Council, Mexico Annik led or significantly contributed to qualitative and quantitative research focusing on abortion, emergency contraception, and testing interventions to address risky health behaviors among adolescents. Most recently, she developed a validated scale to measure community-level stigma in Mexico. Since collaborating with Sea Change, she has provided technical assistance to local Mexican organizations to evaluation their services’ impact on abortion stigma and with clinics at Marie Stopes International in three countries in Africa to develop a Theory of Change for reducing stigma in their clinics. Annik is currently completing a PhD in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at LSHTM. Her thesis explores the “lived experience” of interventions to reduce teenage pregnancy.