Issues Concerning the Informality and Outdoor Sex Work Performed by Travestis in São Paulo, Brazil

  title={Issues Concerning the Informality and Outdoor Sex Work Performed by Travestis in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil},
  author={Marcos R V Garcia and Yvette Piha Lehman},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • Marcos R V Garcia, Yvette Piha Lehman
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • The objective of this article was to discuss a series of issues pertaining to outdoor sex work practiced by low-income travestis in São Paulo, Brazil. Qualitative methods conducted among this segment of the population revealed sex work as almost inseparable from the existence of travestis as a social group. Among them, the outdoor modality was the most prominent and social stigma was a predisposing factor for their entrance (and permanence) in sex work. The results showed that some of the… CONTINUE READING
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