Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 2, P345-361 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0038 View full text
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Steven P. Kurtz, Hilary L. Surratt, Marion C. Kiley, James A. Inciardi

Abstract: Homelessness, poverty, drug abuse and violent victimization faced by street-based women sex workers create needs for a variety of health and social services, yet simultaneously serve as barriers to accessing these very services. The present study utilized interview (n = 586) and focus group (n = 25) data to examine the service needs and associated barriers to access among women sex workers in Miami, Florida. Women most often reported acute service needs for shelter, fresh water, transportation, crisis interven…

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