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State violence towards sex workers

Brooks-Gordon, Belinda (2008) State violence towards sex workers. British Medical Journal 337 (7669), ISSN 0959-8146.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a908

Abstract

Stigma affects health in many ways, and this is exemplified in sex workers, who are seen as suitable targets for violence. Studies on transgender sex workers show they are routinely subjected to violence, public humiliation, and, not infrequently, murder. Male transvestite sex workers are difficult to access and vulnerable in terms of public health and criminal justice policy; both of these facts have implications for the control of sexually transmitted diseases. The transvestite population is also vulnerable to HIV from silicon implanting and drug misuse, and to multidrug resistant tuberculosis. Few data are available on police violence towards female or transvestite sex workers, but non-governmental organisations in developing countries have reported police harassment or "social cleansing" of transvestite sex workers. Rigorous research is therefore needed to understand the precise context of this multiple vulnerability.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 11:07
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2184

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