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dc.contributor.editorGoldenberg, Shira M.
dc.contributor.editorMorgan Thomas, Ruth
dc.contributor.editorForbes, Anna
dc.contributor.editorBaral, Stefan
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBN Public health & preventive medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPV Political control & freedoms::JPVH Human rights
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBN Public health & preventive medicine::MBNS Epidemiology & medical statistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBP Health systems & services
dc.subject.otherPublic Health
dc.subject.otherHuman Rights
dc.subject.otherHealth Promotion and Disease Prevention
dc.subject.otherSocial Structure, Social Inequality
dc.subject.otherHealth Policy
dc.subject.otherSocial Structure
dc.subject.othersex work law reform
dc.subject.otherhuman rights violations and labor rights and protections
dc.subject.otherhealth disparities and health equity
dc.subject.othermarginalized populations
dc.subject.otherwomen's health, sexual health and reproductive health
dc.subject.otherstructural determinants
dc.subject.otherintegrated interventions
dc.subject.otherharm reduction
dc.subject.othersex worker criminalization and decriminalized settings
dc.subject.otherblood-borne and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
dc.subject.otherglobal burden of violence
dc.subject.otherglobal mental health
dc.subject.othersafety and health promotion
dc.subject.othersubstance use
dc.subject.othercommunity mobilization and empowerment
dc.subject.othermigration and mobility
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.subject.otherPublic health & preventive medicine
dc.subject.otherHuman rights, civil rights
dc.subject.otherEpidemiology & medical statistics
dc.subject.otherSocial & ethical issues
dc.subject.otherHealth systems & services
dc.subject.otherPolitical structure & processes
dc.titleSex Work, Health, and Human Rights
dc.title.alternativeGlobal Inequities, Challenges, and Opportunities for Action
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