A Public Health Perspective on Prostitutes’ Rights
Current public health debates have not adequately addressed sex
workers’ employment rights, health risks, or disease management. As a
result, sex workers have received little support and insufficient care from
public health institutions.
In this article, We make three recommendations for the public health
community to improve access and care for sex workers: first, future public
health discussions should include issues related to sex workers; second,
public health scholars and educators should work with the Centers for
Disease Control’s HIV/AIDS and STI prevention committee—education
being central to prevention; third, public health institutions should manage sex workers and provide them with care in order to reduce the risks and spread of infections.
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