Kinsey Institute

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The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (often shortened to The Kinsey Institute) is a research institute at Indiana University. Established in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1947 as a nonprofit, the institute merged with Indiana University in 2016, "abolishing the 1947 independent incorporation absolutely and completely."[1] [2]

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Kinsey Institute
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Formation1947; 76 years ago (1947)
Founded atBloomington, Indiana, U.S.
PurposeProduce and conserve sexual health research and information
OriginsWork of Alfred Kinsey
Key people
Justin Garcia (executive director)
Parent organization
Indiana University (since 2016)
Formerly called
Institute for Sex Research

The institute's mission is "To foster and promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation." Research, graduate training, information services, and the collection and preservation of library, art, and archival materials are main activities carried out by The Kinsey Institute.[3] The institute and Alfred Kinsey himself have been the subject of much controversy. As of July 1, 2019, evolutionary biologist and sex researcher Justin Garcia holds the title of executive director of The Kinsey Institute, previously noted as the institute's research director.[4] Garcia is the institute's eighth executive director and their youngest in history at 34 years old when appointed as executive director.[5]