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Title Sex work, health, and human rights : global inequities, challenges, and opportunities for action / Shira M. Goldenberg, Ruth Morgan Thomas, Anna Forbes, Stefan Baral, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview and Evidence-Based Recommendations to Address Health and Human Rights Inequities Faced by Sex Workers -- Part I. Burden of Health and Human Rights Inequities Faced by Sex Workers Globally. The Epidemiology of HIV Among Sex Workers Around the World: Implications for Research, Programs, and Policy ; Global Burden of Violence and Other Human Rights Violations Against Sex Workers ; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Inequities Among Sex Workers Across the Life Course ; Exploring the Protective Role of Sex Work Social Cohesion in Contexts of Violence and Criminalisation: A Case Study with Gender-Diverse Sex Workers in Jamaica ; Patterns and Epidemiology of Illicit Drug Use Among Sex Workers Globally: A Systematic Review -- Part II. Structural Determinants of Health and Human Rights Inequities in Sex Work. Criminalised Interactions with Law Enforcement and Impacts on Health and Safety in the Context of Different Legislative Frameworks Governing Sex Work Globally ; Stigma, Denial of Health Services, and Other Human Rights Violations Faced by Sex Workers in Africa: "My eyes were full of tears throughout walking towards the clinic that I was referred to" ; Criminalisation, Health, and Labour Rights Among Im/migrant Sex Workers Globally -- Part III. Evidence-Based Services and Best Practices: Opportunities for Action. Sex Worker-led Provision of Services in New Zealand: Optimising Health and Safety in a Decriminalised Context ; Best Practices and Challenges to Sex Worker Community Empowerment and Mobilization Strategies to Promote Health and Human Rights ; Reimagining Sex Work Venues: Occupational Health, Safety, and Rights in Indoor Workplaces ; Integrated Interventions to Address Sex Workers' Needs and Realities: Academic and Community Insights on Incorporating Structural, Behavioural, and Biomedical Approaches
Summary This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of the health inequities and human rights issues faced by sex workers globally across diverse contexts, and outlines evidence-based strategies and best practices. Sex workers face severe health and social inequities, largely as the result of structural factors including punitive and criminalized legal environments, stigma, and social and economic exclusion and marginalization. Although previous work has largely emphasized an elevated burden and gaps in HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) services in sex work, less attention has been paid to the broader health and human rights concerns faced by sex workers. This contributed volume addresses this gap. The chapters feature a variety of perspectives including academic, community, implementing partners, and government to synthesize research evidence as well as lessons learned from local-level experiences across different regions, and are organized under three parts: Burden of health and human rights inequities faced by sex workers globally, including infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, STIs), violence, sexual and reproductive health, and drug use Structural determinants of health and human rights, including legislation, law enforcement, community engagement, intersectoral collaboration, stigma, barriers to health access, im/migration issues, and occupational safety and health Evidence-based services and best practices at various levels ranging from individual and community to policy-level interventions to identify best practices and avenues for future research and interventions Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights is an essential resource for researchers, policy-makers, governments, implementing partners, international organizations and community-based organizations involved in research, policies, or programs related to sex work, public health, social justice, gender-based violence, women's health and harm reduction
Analysis Public Health
Human Rights
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Social Structure, Social Inequality
Health Policy
Social Structure
sex work law reform
human rights violations and labor rights and protections
health disparities and health equity
marginalized populations
women's health, sexual health and reproductive health
structural determinants
integrated interventions
harm reduction
sex worker criminalization and decriminalized settings
blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
global burden of violence
global mental health
safety and health promotion
substance use
community mobilization and empowerment
migration and mobility
open access
Public health & preventive medicine
Human rights, civil rights
Epidemiology & medical statistics
Social & ethical issues
Health systems & services
Political structure & processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 14, 2021)
Subject Sex workers -- Health and hygiene
Sex workers -- Services for
Sex workers -- Social conditions
Human rights.
Human Rights
Public health & preventive medicine.
Human rights.
Epidemiology & medical statistics.
Social issues & processes.
Health systems & services.
Sex workers -- Social conditions
Human rights
Salut sexual.
Drets humans.
Salut pública.
Medicina preventiva.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldenberg, Shira M., editor
Morgan Thomas, Ruth, editor
Forbes, Anna, editor
Baral, Stefan, editor
ISBN 9783030641719