health

Physician Fitness - Looking For A Doctor While Working In The Sex Biz

Year: 
2013

This resource is a handout produced by two NSWP members.

If you are looking for a doctor while working in the sex industry these tips will help you find the right phyisican.

You can download this 1 page document above. This resource is in English.

Party and Playing the Smart Way. Getting smart about getting high and getting off.

Year: 
2014

This document is a handout produced by an NSWP member.

Let’s face it: some escorts and their clients are going to PARtY and play! Harm reduction believes people have the right to make informed decisions about what they put into their bodies, including drugs. But how do you keep yourself safe? Here are a few tips to keep YOU safe!

You can download this 1 page handout above. This resource is in English. 

‘Bridging the Gap’ Report Addresses Health and Rights for Sex Workers, LGBT, Drug Users

A new Dutch publication has been released that addresses the human rights violations and challenges faced by sex workers, people who use drugs, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in accessing much-needed HIV and health services.

Occupational Health and Safety of Migrant Sex Workers in New Zealand

Year: 
2013

In 2011, the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) commissioned Kaitiaki to undertake an in-depth investigation to understand better the issues facing migrant sex workers in New Zealand especially with regard to occupational health and safety, and reproductive health.

Sign-On to Increase Meaningful Coverage of Key Populations at the International AIDS Conference

ACTION ALERT! - deadline extended

new report released on June 4th, 2013 by a coalition of global advocacy organisations shows that the International AIDS Conference (IAC) program continues to lack meaningful coverage of HIV-related issues concerning men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, people who inject drugs (PWID), and sex workers.

Harrassment of SA sex workers means low take-up of health care

Harassment by police and humiliation at clinics mean just 5 percent of sex workers in South Africa are getting access to health care.

Research by the Sex Worker Education Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat), says up to 60 percent of sex workers nationwide were HIV-positive.  

Micky Meji, national co-ordinator of the Africa Sex Worker Alliance, added that the infection rate was higher due to harassment by police, who often confiscated condoms from sex workers.

You can read the full story as reported in the South African Daily News here.  

8th Bulletin from Durbar

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee is a collective of 65000 female, male and transgender sex workers in West Bengal, India. Their most recent Bulletin (No 8.) includes details of new reproductive health services now offered by DMSC and information about health insurance cards given to sex workers in Sonagachi. 

 

You can download this 6 page pdf Bulletin below (in English).

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