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This paper examines rates of exposure to work-related violence and other trauma, and the prevalence of lifetime and current posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female street-based sex workers. It also investigates associations between current...
Steven P. Kurtz, Hilary L. Surratt, Marion C. Kiley, James A. Inciardi
Homelessness, poverty, drug abuse and violent victimization faced by street-based women sex workers create needs for a variety of health and social services, yet simultaneously serve as barriers to accessing these very services. The present study...
Rachel Phillips, Helga Hallgrimsdottir, Kate Vallance
Courtesy stigma, also referred to as ‘stigma by association’, involves public disapproval evoked as a consequence of associating with a stigmatized individual or group. While a small number of sociological studies have shown how courtesy stigma...
Kathleen N. Deering, Rose Nabess, Kate Gibson, Mark W. Tyndall, Kate Shannon
Individuals working in the sex industry continue to experience many negative health outcomes. As such, disentangling the factors shaping poor health access remains a critical public health priority. Within a quasi-criminalised prostitution...
Rebecca Mellor, Andrew Lovell
This paper explores the health needs of a group of sex workers in one geographical locality in the north-west of England. The complex, difficult lives and subsequent health issues of street-based female sex workers are well documented. This paper...
K. Shannon, T. Kerr, S. A. Strathdee, J. Shoveller, J. S. Montaner, M. W. Tyndall
Rights violations and abuses experienced by female sex workers are seldom considered in discussions of violence against women, as shown by a review of the global scope and magnitude of gender based violence. The United Nations Convention on the...
This study examines the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse by intimate and commercial sexual partners among street-based sex workers and explores correlates of partner abuse by commercial partners using the following factors: sociodemographics...
Angela M. Robertson, Daniela Abramovitz, M. Gudelia Rangel, Gustavo Martinez, Thomas L. Patterson, Monica D. Ulibarri, Alicia Vera, Nabila El-Bassel, Steffanie A. Strathdee
This paper outlines a bi-national, multidisciplinary effort to develop and implement a study protocol for research on the social context and epidemiology of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and high risk behaviors among FSWs and their non...
Kennedy Saldanha, Derek Parenteau
This case study relates experiences and candid reflections of front-line staff in the STAND program (Street Trade Alternatives and New Directions) providing outreach to young sex trade workers in downtown Toronto. The authors describe how this...
Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell
Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. The study aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion:...
Joan S. Tucker; Suzanne L. Wenzel; David P. Kennedy; Daniela Golinelli; Brett Ewing
Sex trade behavior is fairly common among homeless adults and may contribute to higher rates of HIV/AIDS in this population. This study provides a detailed examination of the sex trade-related attitudes and behaviors of homeless men by: (1)...
S. E. Lankenau, M. C. Clatts, D. Welle, L. A. Goldsamt, M. V. Gwadz
"Hustling," or sex work is a common means of surviving on the streets and paying for drugs among homeless youth. This article formulates the concepts of "street capital" and "street competencies" to describe how 10 young men who have sex with men (...
Sue. White, James. Rowe
Inner South Community Health Service (ISCHS), working in partnership with RMIT University, recently completed and published a report on the Victorian Department of Health funded SHANTUSI project (Surveying HIV and Need in the Unregulated Sex...