Migrant Latinas and brothel sex work in Belize: sexual agency and sexual risk.

  title={Migrant Latinas and brothel sex work in Belize: sexual agency and sexual risk.},
  author={Kathleen Ragsdale and Jessica T Anders and Effie Philippakos},
  journal={Journal of cultural diversity},
  volume={14 1},
Sexual risk variability among brothel-based sex workers has been shown to be influenced by fear of HIV transmission, and by culture-bound gender norms as well as economic need, yet the effect of sexual agency on impoverished Latina sex workers' risk behavior with their clients remains poorly characterized. We investigated perceived health beliefs regarding susceptibility to/severity of HIV/AIDS, and sexual agency regarding barriers to condom use, benefits of unprotected sex, and risk-reduction… CONTINUE READING
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