DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2011.01.007
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Jan Marie

Abstract: Despite evidence to the contrary, policy makers, some researchers and many who provide health and social services to sex workers continue to reflect and reinforce the notion that sex workers are deviant and dysfunctional. This paper presents a portion of the results of a study which explicitly examined how indoor sex workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand look after their psychological wellbeing. Twelve women, who had worked as sex workers for at least three years, took part in semi-structured interviews and discuss…

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