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Health care of female commercial sex workers

Mårdh, Per-Anders LU ; Shoubnikova, M; Genc, M; Chaplinkas, S and Unzeitig, V (1999) In European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 4(3). p.165-180
Abstract
This article highlights health issues related to prostitution, with special reference to the situation in Europe. Strategies aimed at improving the health care of commercial sex workers, including programs for screening for sexually transmitted infections, are discussed. Problems related to failure to follow-up, particularly of mobile (migratory, international) commercial sex workers, are considered. Other topics covered include counselling on sexual risk reduction, including medical hotline telephone services and clinical outreach work. Counselling commercial sex workers on contraception, desired termination of pregnancy and hazards of illicit drug use are also highlighted. The public-health consequences of delivering poor health care to... (More)
This article highlights health issues related to prostitution, with special reference to the situation in Europe. Strategies aimed at improving the health care of commercial sex workers, including programs for screening for sexually transmitted infections, are discussed. Problems related to failure to follow-up, particularly of mobile (migratory, international) commercial sex workers, are considered. Other topics covered include counselling on sexual risk reduction, including medical hotline telephone services and clinical outreach work. Counselling commercial sex workers on contraception, desired termination of pregnancy and hazards of illicit drug use are also highlighted. The public-health consequences of delivering poor health care to commercial sex workers are generally severely underestimated, particularly in societies where prostitution is illegal. (Less)
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Therapy, Counselling, Screening, Sexually transmitted infections, Prostitution
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European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
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4
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3
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165 - 180
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Parthenon Publishing
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  • pmid:10574642
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1362-5187
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10.3109/13625189909040811
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English
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  abstract     = {This article highlights health issues related to prostitution, with special reference to the situation in Europe. Strategies aimed at improving the health care of commercial sex workers, including programs for screening for sexually transmitted infections, are discussed. Problems related to failure to follow-up, particularly of mobile (migratory, international) commercial sex workers, are considered. Other topics covered include counselling on sexual risk reduction, including medical hotline telephone services and clinical outreach work. Counselling commercial sex workers on contraception, desired termination of pregnancy and hazards of illicit drug use are also highlighted. The public-health consequences of delivering poor health care to commercial sex workers are generally severely underestimated, particularly in societies where prostitution is illegal.},
  author       = {Mårdh, Per-Anders and Shoubnikova, M and Genc, M and Chaplinkas, S and Unzeitig, V},
  issn         = {1362-5187},
  keyword      = {Therapy,Counselling,Screening,Sexually transmitted infections,Prostitution},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {165--180},
  publisher    = {Parthenon Publishing},
  series       = {European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care},
  title        = {Health care of female commercial sex workers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13625189909040811},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {1999},
}