Commercial sex workers CSW are a vulnerable section of the society with diverse health problems. However, different surveys have consistently shown limited healthcare access by this group. There are a lot of factors, related both to the health care facility and the potential users, which influence this access.
Measuring vulnerability and identifying determinants of vulnerability are key to designing interventions for marginalized groups like sex workers. The current study introduces a new approach of measuring vulnerability among female sex workers FSWs by adopting a multidimensional poverty measurement framework. A multidimensional vulnerability index was created from four dimensions and 16 indicators using a dual cut-off approach.
Prostitution is legal in India. A tawaif was a highly sophisticated courtesan who catered to the nobility of India, particularly during the Mughal era. The tawaifs excelled in and contributed to music, dance mujratheatre, and the Urdu literary tradition,  and were considered an authority on etiquette.
Cultural considerations call into question the frameworks of traditional ethical judgments. The care of these patients is complex, particularly because of limited interactions with the healthcare system, and poor negotiation power for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. In this commentary, I confront a woman from the Perna community, a sex worker tribe in Northern India where wives are pimped by their husbands and mothers-in-law. As a physician treating Salma, you diagnose her as HIV-positive, but disclosure of her status will likely result in her death from her family.
Click on image for details. Context: Psychological distress is higher in women working in sex industry. The various psycho social issues are associated with female commercial sex workers FCSWs.
Hidden inside are tiny cubicles, stashed with sex workers' clothes, blankets, cosmetics and condoms. The barely-lit passageway meanders along, intersected by many other dank corridors, and arrives at a trap door, which swings open to reveal another secret space, rarely seen by clients or outsiders. Trafficked young girls are being "broken into prostitution" - and hidden from the law - behind a maze of passages and secret cells in crumbling brothels across New Delhi and other major cities, campaigners say.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. We report data on who these women are and when they get involved with sex work that could assist in increasing the reach of HIV prevention activities for them. MethodsDetailed documentation of demography and various aspects of sex work was done through confidential interviews of FSWs in 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Jump to navigation. Female, male and transgender adults and young people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, either regularly or occasionally. Sex work varies between and within countries and communities. On average, sex workers are 13 times more likely to become infected with HIV than adults in the general population.
I awoke to the sound of a mosquito buzzing near my ear. It was still dark out, and I could see the stars from my window, a rare sight in India when you are in the city. I, however, was at least a few hours from the nearest one.