Reproductive health risks and HIV infection vulnerability of hostesses in metropolitan areas, China: a qualitative study.

Abstract

In this paper, we describe sex-related health risks among hostesses in two metropolises in China based on data obtained from in-depth interviews. The data show that hostesses, many engaging in commercial sex, are vulnerable to HIV infection, unwanted pregnancies and reproductive tract infections. Nevertheless, many obstacles still are present that hinder them from engaging in safe sex. The findings from our study illustrate the need for targeted interventions in order to improve reproductive health and promote safe sex among this group.

DOI: 10.1080/09540120801927009

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@article{Xia2008ReproductiveHR, title={Reproductive health risks and HIV infection vulnerability of hostesses in metropolitan areas, China: a qualitative study.}, author={Dongyan Xia and Guang Li and F Qiao and X X Wang and Michael Gong-Ruey Ho and Y J Zhao and H . Y . Lu and Kang Liang Zhang}, journal={AIDS care}, year={2008}, volume={20 10}, pages={1276-8} }