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dc.contributorKabbash, I.A.EN
dc.contributorAbdul Rahman, I.EN
dc.contributorShehata, Y.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:57:43Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:57:43Z
dc.date.issued2013EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/01/EMHJ_2013_19_1_0024_0029.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118354
dc.description24-29EN
dc.description.abstractData on demographic, social and behavioural characteristics of female sex workers in greater Cairo are very scarce. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 431 randomly selected sex workers after mapping of sites where they gather. Data collection was performed by direct interviewing using a questionnaire sheet covering sociodemographic data and sexual history with paying and non-paying partners. More than one half of participants [‎52.7%]‎ were aged < 30 years. Only 39.3% were exclusively working as sex workers while the rest had other jobs beside sex work. Almost 70% were responsible for dependants. The age of first selling sex was <15 years for 4.7% of the women and 15-25 years for 58.7%. Unwanted pregnancies were experienced by 36.2% and 34.8% had had an abortion. Many participants had ever been arrested by the police [‎71.2%]‎. The study has provided some useful background data for further studies in this very sensitive area of researchEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHIV InfectionsEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subject.meshSex WorkersEN
dc.titleLooking beyond legality: understanding the context of female sex workers in greater Cairo, EgyptEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎1)‎, 24-29, 2013


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