Perceived Risks and Benefits of Sex Work among Transgender Women of Color in San Francisco

  title={Perceived Risks and Benefits of Sex Work among Transgender Women of Color in San Francisco},
  author={L. Sausa and J. Keatley and D. Operario},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • L. Sausa, J. Keatley, D. Operario
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Prior research has shown that male-to-female (MTF) transgender women of color in the United States have a high rate of HIV infection and often engage in sex work for economic survival. With the exception of studies on HIV prevalence and behavioral risk, little research exists to elucidate the social context and determinants of sex work and related health risks among these women. Through a qualitative analysis of seven focus groups with 48 transgender women of color, we examined why and how… CONTINUE READING
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