PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98321 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098321 View full text
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Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Madhusudana Battala, Akash Porwal, Niranjan Saggurti

Abstract: ObjectiveOne of the indicators critical to the success of violence reduction programmes among female sex workers (FSWs) is the pattern of disclosure of violence. This study examines the rate of non-disclosure of violence among FSWs in India by perpetrators of violence and programme exposure.MethodsData were drawn from a cross-sectional study conducted among FSWs in 2009 across four states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The analytical sample included 1341 FSWs who experienced p…

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