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Titolo:
Behavioural and lifestyle study of women using a drop-in centre for femalestreet sex workers in Glasgow, Scotland: A 10 year comparative study
Autore:
Gilchrist, G; Taylor, A; Goldberg, D; Mackie, C; Denovan, A; Green, ST;
Indirizzi:
Greater Glasgow Hlth Board, Addict Mental & Sexual Hlth Team, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Greater Glasgow Hlth Board Glasgow Lanark Scotland gow, Lanark, Scotland Scottish Ctr Infect & Environm Hlth, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Scottish Ctr Infect & Environm Hlth Glasgow Lanark Scotland rk, Scotland Greater Glasgow NHS Primary Care Trust, Family Planning & Sexual Hlth Directorate, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Greater Glasgow NHS Primary Care Trust Glasgow Lanark Scotland Scotland Base 75 Drop In Ctr, Glasgow City Social Work Dept, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Base 75 Drop In Ctr Glasgow Lanark Scotland t, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Royal Hallamshire Hosp, Dept Infect Dis, Sheffield, S Yorkshire, England Royal Hallamshire Hosp Sheffield S Yorkshire England Yorkshire, England
Titolo Testata:
ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 43 - 58
SICI:
1606-6359(2001)9:1<43:BALSOW>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
METHADONE-MAINTENANCE; RISK BEHAVIORS; SOUTH LONDON; PROSTITUTES; HIV; INJECTORS;
Keywords:
prostitutes; drug use; sex work; condom use; sexual behaviour; prison;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Gilchrist, G Greater Glasgow Hlth Board, Addict Mental & Sexual Hlth Team,Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Greater Glasgow Hlth Board Glasgow Lanark Scotland Scotland
Citazione:
G. Gilchrist et al., "Behavioural and lifestyle study of women using a drop-in centre for femalestreet sex workers in Glasgow, Scotland: A 10 year comparative study", ADDIC RES T, 9(1), 2001, pp. 43-58

Abstract

The study compared street sex workers' working patterns, sexual behaviour,drug use, and knowledge of HIV and Hepatitis C, in 1999 (114 women) to those in 1989 (63 women) among women who used a Drop-in Centre (DIC) for female sex workers in Glasgow's "red light district". The vast majority of prostitutes in both cohorts were drug users, although a significantly greater proportion of women in 1999 used drugs (95%) than in 1989 (83%). It appears that while the proportion of drug users who inject has remained constant (1999: 96/107: 90%: 1989: 51/52: 98%), the proportion "ever" sharing injectingequipment has fallen (73% in 1989 to 52% in 1999). Although condom use forcommercial sex was the norm (1989: 59/60: 98%; 1999: 100/103: 97%), women were not using condoms for sex with regular partners (1989: 59/60: 98%; 1999: 100/103: 97%). In 1999, almost half of the women had ever been subject to violent assault (49/104: 47%) and almost 40% to sexual assault while working (44/104: 39%). Consideration should be given to the introduction of a methadone service for prostitutes in the city with a view to reducing their demand for illicit drugs. If their demand for illicit drugs were reduced asa result of such a methadone programme, so too might the amount of time they required to work to fund their drug dependence: which would in turn reduce their vulnerability to violence and assault.

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