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Occupational hazards and coping strategies of sex workers in southwestern Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23311907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The researcher investigated occupational hazards of sex work and determined coping strategies adopted by female sex workers in Nigeria. Participants were 112 female sex workers selected from three urban towns in southwestern Nigeria. An instrument titled "Questionnaire on Sex Work" adapted from Akinnawo ( 1995 ) was administered to collect information on factors influencing the growth of the sex industry, occupational hazards in the industry, and coping mechanisms adopted by sex workers. It was found that the majority of sex workers joined the profession for socioeconomic reasons. Reported occupational hazards include poor health, risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), police harassment, and loss of social prestige.
Authors:
Bayode Isaiah Popoola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-49     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
a Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling , Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife , Nigeria.
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