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Taylor-Robinson, Simon, Harrison, Rachel, De Souza Lopes, Paolo A. and Zdravkov, Jey (2021) 'Should commercial sex workers have unrestricted healthcare access across the world?' International Journal for Equity in Health, 20 (237). pp. 1-5.

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We argue commercial sex workers have rights to healthcare and psychosocial support. While decriminalization is not legally enacted in most countries, we would suggest these workers rights include freedom from harassment and opportunities to lead healthy lives. The need for healthcare access for all is heightened in the COVID-19 pandemic where some people flout rules on lockdown by engaging with commercial sex workers and may unwittingly spread SARS-CoV-2 in so doing. Unrestricted healthcare access without stigma for commercial sex workers protects them, and has a beneficial societal effect on those who engage with them and on their contacts.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
ISSN: 14759276
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Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2022 13:51
Funders: Wellcome Trust

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