Psychological stressors in the context of commercial sex among female sex workers in China.

  title={Psychological stressors in the context of commercial sex among female sex workers in China.},
  author={Chen Zhang and Yan Hong and Xiaoming Li and Shan Qiao and Yuejiao Zhou and Shaobing Su},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  volume={36 7},
Because of the illegality and stigma associated with female sex workers (FSWs) in China, data were limited regarding their psychological stressors examined through the lens of occupational health. Analyzing qualitative data from 16 gatekeepers and 38 FSWs, we explored these stressors in the context of commercial sex in China. We found that FSWs faced a continuum of stressors that resulted from poverty, limited employment, lack of social protection, violence perpetrated by clients, and limited… CONTINUE READING

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