Devising a Female Sex Work Typology Using Data from Karnataka, India. Buzdugan R, Copas A, Moses S, et al (2009)

Devising a Female Sex Work Typology Using Data from Karnataka, India. Buzdugan R, Copas A, Moses S, et al (2009) Most human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in India is heterosexual, and evidence indicates that a substantial proportion of this transmission relates to sexual networks that include female sex workers (FSWs). Understanding the distribution and organization of female sex work is therefore crucial to developing and implementing evidence-based HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention and treatment programmes. Numerous sex work typologies have been proposed. Typology refers to a classification of FSWs into types or categories. In general, these typologies seek to provide a comprehensive description of the settings in which women practice sex work.

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