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Session: Sex Workers: Voluntary and Forced
3370.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sex Workers: Voluntary and Forced
The purpose of this session is to discuss voluntary and forced sex work. This session is one of the only at the APHA annual meeting that will address this important issue for women. The session will feature international perspectives and provide information on health outcomes of sex work. Further, the session will include information on those factors that facilitate sex work as an important part of the economy.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Discuss the social and economic community-level factors realted to sex work; (2) Identify health-related outcomes of sex workers and potential effects on women's health; (3) Explore the relationship of social, family, and work roles to sex work; and (4) Describe methodological implications of conducting research and interventions with sex workers.
Organizer(s):Stacey B. Plichta, ScD
Moderator(s):Alexis N. Martinez, PhDc, MPH
4:30 PMSex Worker or Prostitute? Labels do matter: Evidence from a community-level intervention trial of the Sonagachi Project, India
Dallas Swendeman, MPH, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD, Peter A. Newman, PhD, Sung-Jae Lee, PhD, Robert E. Weiss, PhD
4:45 PMReproductive Health through the Eyes of Trafficked Moldovan Women
Laurie Helzer, BA
5:00 PMCommunity level correlates of commercial sex in China  [ Recorded presentation ]
Hongyun Fu, Clare Houseman, PhD, RN, CS, Stacey B. Plichta, ScD
5:15 PMExploring the etiology of depression among urban women in treatment for substance use disorders: The role of sex work
Thomas M. Brady, PhD
5:30 PMDoes family role or work policy matter to using condoms for Filipina sex workers: A multilevel perspective?
Chi Chiao, MSc, MPH, Donald Morisky, ScD
5:45 PMWithdrawn -- Self-perceptions of physical and mental health among trafficked women from Asia living in the US
Nalini Visvanathan, PhD, MPH, Carol J. Gomez
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Occupational Health and Safety; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA