Combating human trafficking in the sex trade: can sex workers do it better?
- PsychologyJournal of public health
An alternative response to combating human trafficking and child prostitution in the sex trade, the self-regulatory board (SRB) developed by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), stands as a new model of success in anti-trafficking work.
Community-Based Strategies for Harm Reduction Among Sex Workers in Kolkata, India
Research conducted with diverse groups of sex workers in India as well as around the globe have shown that decriminalizing sex work can promote the health, safety, and security of sex workers.…
Female sex workers and the social context of workplace violence in Tijuana, Mexico.
- SociologyMedical anthropology quarterly
Findings support the idea that the risk of violence is part of a larger "hierarchy of risk" that can result in a "tradeoff" of harms.
Reducing stigma in healthcare and law enforcement: a novel approach to service provision for street level sex workers
- Medicine, SociologyInternational Journal for Equity in Health
The PAR program provides sex workers access to much needed primary healthcare that is flexible and without judgment and they are provided with a direct avenue to access law enforcement, feeling a similar model of care could be applicable to many cities across Canada.
Systematic Collusion: Criminalization’s Health and Safety Consequences
A substantial body of academic literature demonstrates how legal and regulatory frameworks impact sex workers’ healthcare access, relations with the criminal justice system, and interactions with…
Criminalizing Sex Work Clients and Rushed Negotiations among Sex Workers Who Use Drugs in a Canadian Setting
- Sociology, PsychologyJournal of Urban Health
Investigation of the trends and correlates of rushing negotiations with clients due to police presence among 359 sex workers who use drugs in Vancouver before and after the policing guideline change lend further evidence that criminalizing the purchase of sexual services does not protect the health and safety of sex workers.
Criminalised Interactions with Law Enforcement and Impacts on Health and Safety in the Context of Different Legislative Frameworks Governing Sex Work Globally
- Sociology, LawSex Work, Health, and Human Rights
This chapter focuses on cis and trans sex workers’ experiences with law enforcement, and how various regimes of regulating sex work including full and partial criminalisation, legalisation, and…
Occupational safety and HIV risk among female sex workers in China: A mixed-methods analysis of sex-work harms and mommies
- SociologyGlobal public health
In multivariate models, unprotected sex was significantly associated with longer involvement in sex work, greater exposure to harms, and no protection from mommies, and Mommies' protection moderated the effect of sex-work harms on unprotected sex with clients.
Criminalisation of clients: reproducing vulnerabilities for violence and poor health among street-based sex workers in Canada—a qualitative study
- SociologyBMJ Open
The findings suggest that criminalisation and policing strategies that target clients reproduce the harms created by the criminalisation of sex work, in particular, vulnerability to violence and HIV/STIs.
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Key issues in sex work-related HIV / AIDS / STD prevention interventions.
- MedicineAIDS health promotion exchange
It is essential to know where sex workers and clients contact each other, where they go to engage in sex, and the working conditions of sex work establishments when planning a sex work-related intervention, as well as any factors that affect the safety of existing sex and drug use practices.
Sex work and health: a question of safety in the workplace.
- MedicineJournal of the American Medical Women's Association
The overarching factor affecting the health of sex workers is the legal context, thus that is reviewed first; then I look at occupational hazards and conclude with some suggestions for immediate action and further research.
Protecting the rights of sex workers: the Indian experience.
- Sociology, Political ScienceHealth and human rights
Policies that revolve around rescue and rehabilitation, or are based on the premise that sex work is immoral, are unlikely to effectively promote the well-being of sex workers, and an alternative paradigm, which revolves around an explicit recognition of the human rights of sex Workers together with an activist approach to achieve them, has worked well.
‘You are just whores—you can't be raped’: barriers to safer sex practices among women street sex workers in Cape Town
This paper identifies barriers to HIV risk reduction among women street sex workers in Cape Town. To gain access to the study population, investigators undertook observational fieldwork for 9 months.…
The economy of risk and respect: Accounts by Puerto Rican sex workers of HIV risk taking
- SociologyJournal of sex research
Future HIV prevention efforts should frame condom use and other self‐protective acts in terms that build upon sex workers' own strategies for understanding their options and modifying their risks, suggesting that sex workers negotiate a world in which HIV is relative to other risks.
Seropositive sex workers and HIV / AIDS prevention: a need for realistic policy development.
- EconomicsAIDS health promotion exchange
In a major change of official responses to prostitution many programs strive to reduce the incidence of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and by sexually transmitted diseases…
Life‐circumstances, working conditions and HIV risk among street and nightclub‐based sex workers in Lusaka, Zambia
- SociologyCulture, health & sexuality
Factors such as the stigmatization of sex work, the harassment of sex workers and the lack of protection available to them interact with sex workers' perceptions of their personal identities and influence their ability to take precautions during high‐risk sexual encounters.
Health care of female commercial sex workers.
- Sociology, MedicineThe European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception
Health issues related to prostitution, with special reference to the situation in Europe, are highlighted, including strategies aimed at improving the health care of commercial sex workers, including programs for screening for sexually transmitted infections.
Interventions for Commercial Sex Workers and Their Clients
- Economics, Sociology
Overall the studies presented illustrate that interventions such as STD testing and treatment education programs and condom distribution can reduce HIV rates in the CSW population.
Will the legalisation of street sex work improve health?
- SociologySexually transmitted infections
The legalisation and regulation ofStreet sex work in Victoria, Australia, is likely to improve the health of street sex workers and their clients, and this should help to reduce the prevalence of STIs.