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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Sex Workers: Voluntary and Forced
3138.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Sex Workers: Voluntary and Forced
Gender inequities exist worldwide, and sex trafficking continues to be a critical international public health issue in need of study. The psychosocial and physical impacts of such work are significant, often resulting in injury, sexually transmitted infections, and feelings of powerlessness and shame. Through both qualitative and quantitative inquiry, this session explores the healthcare needs and experiences of sex workers in the U.S. and internationally.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to (1) identify social factors that influence sex workers; (2) identify barriers to receiving adequate healthcare and improved well-being; and (3) describe the psychosocial, physical and social implications of forced and voluntary sex work.
Moderator(s):Erika Terl, MA
10:30 AMHealth and health care needs of Nepali women and girls trafficked to India for sex work  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jhumka Gupta, MPH, Michele R. Decker, MPH, Anita Raj, PhD, Ayonija Maheshwari, MD, Gaurav Chaturvedi, MBBS, Jay G. Silverman, PhD
10:50 AMKorean sex slaves and no. 606 injections during the Pacific War
Sel J. Wahng, PhD
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; Epidemiology; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA