Violence, HIV risk behaviour and depression among female sex workers of eastern Nepal

  title={Violence, HIV risk behaviour and depression among female sex workers of eastern Nepal},
  author={Reshu Agrawal Sagtani and Sailesh Bhattarai and Baikuntha Raj Adhikari and Dharanidhar Baral and Deepak Kumar Yadav and Paras Kumar Pokharel},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
OBJECTIVES The primary objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of depression among female sex workers (FSWs) of eastern Nepal. The secondary objective was to search for an association between depression, violence and HIV risk behaviour. DESIGN Cross-sectional/observational study. STUDY SETTING This study was carried out in five cities of eastern Nepal (Dharan, Itahari, Biratnagar, Damak and Birtamode). Both restaurant-based and street-based FSWs were recruited in the study… CONTINUE READING
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