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‘When you come to it you feel like a dork asking a guy to put a condom on’: is sex education addressing young people's understandings of risk?
Traditionally, school‐based sex education has provided information‐based programmes, with the assumption that young people make rational decisions with regard to the use of condoms. However, theseExpand
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Decriminalisation : a harm minimisation and human rights approach to regulating sex work
iii Acknowledgements v Preface vii Table of contents xi Index of tables xv Index of figures xvii Index of figures xvii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Sex work or prostitution 2 1.2 A segmentedExpand
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A decade of decriminalization: Sex work ‘down under’ but not underground
  • G. Abel
  • Political Science
  • 14 February 2014
New Zealand was the first country to decriminalize sex work. This article provides a reflective commentary on decriminalization, its implementation and its impacts in New Zealand. New ZealandExpand
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Different stage, different performance: the protective strategy of role play on emotional health in sex work.
  • G. Abel
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1 April 2011
This paper uses Arlie Hochschild's (1983) concept of emotion management and "surface" and "deep acting" to explore how sex workers separate and distance themselves from their public role. ExperiencesExpand
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A ‘segmented’ sex industry in New Zealand: sexual and personal safety of female sex workers
Objective : Assess differences in personal circumstances, risk exposure and risk‐taking among female sex workers in different sectors of the New Zealand sex industry in regard to issues of sexualExpand
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Young people's use of condoms and their perceived vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections
  • G. Abel, C. Brunton
  • Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand journal of public…
  • 1 June 2005
Objective: Although sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are most prevalent among young people, they do not use condoms consistently to prevent infection. This study examined young people'sExpand
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Decriminalisation and stigma
This chapter examines the emotional health of sex workers. It draws on and develops theories of stigma as well as examining how sex workers have been able to actively manage stigma throughExpand
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Peers, Networks or Relationships: strategies for understanding social dynamics as determinants of smoking behaviour
Location within social networks is said to be a major determinant of risktaking behaviour among adolescents. This paper examines some of the techniques that can be used, with regard to the specificExpand
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‘I can’t get my husband to go and have a colonoscopy’: Gender and screening for colorectal cancer
It is anticipated that a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programme will be introduced in New Zealand making it the first screening programme in this country to include both males and females.Expand
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