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The Resource Sex workers at risk : condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities, Human Rights Watch

Sex workers at risk : condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities, Human Rights Watch

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Sex workers at risk : condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities
Title
Sex workers at risk
Title remainder
condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities
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Human Rights Watch
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  • Condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities
  • United States, sex workers at risk
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Language
eng
Summary
Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 300 people, including 200 current and former sex workers, in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco as part of an investigation into barriers to effective HIV prevention for sex workers. The findings are shocking: city public health departments spend millions of dollars promoting and distributing condoms as an effective method of HIV prevention. Meanwhile, police departments undermine these efforts by harassing and threatening sex workers for carrying condoms and using possession of condoms as evidence to support prostitution arrests. For many sex workers, particularly transgender women, arrest means facing degrading treatment and other abuse at the hands of the police. For immigrants, arrest for prostitution offenses can mean detention and removal from the United States. Some women told Human Rights Watch that they continued to carry condoms despite the harsh consequences. For others, fear of arrest overwhelmed their need to protect themselves from HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. An alarming number of sex workers told us they were afraid to carry the number of condoms they needed, and some had unprotected sex with clients as a result. Police and district attorneys should stop using condoms as evidence of prostitution. The value of condoms for HIV prevention far outweighs any utility they might have in the criminal justice system. Strong federal leadership is also needed
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no index present
LC call number
KF9448
LC item number
.M35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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McLemore, Megan
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  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Condom use
  • Condoms
  • HIV infections
  • Human rights
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Sex workers at risk : condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities, Human Rights Watch
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Publication
Note
  • "This report was written by Megan McLemore"--P. 89
  • "July 2012"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Findings: Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in Four US Cities -- Human Rights Obligations -- Recommendations
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781564329141
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(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocn805949484
  • (OCoLC)805949484
Label
Sex workers at risk : condoms as evidence of prostitution in four US cities, Human Rights Watch
Link
Publication
Note
  • "This report was written by Megan McLemore"--P. 89
  • "July 2012"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Findings: Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in Four US Cities -- Human Rights Obligations -- Recommendations
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781564329141
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocn805949484
  • (OCoLC)805949484

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