4261.0 Sex Workers: Voluntary and Forced

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
Women’s health is being compromised by sex work, both in the adult film industry and through human trafficking all over the world. Physical and emotional abuse, spread of sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy and mental health issues are common consequences of a sex-worker lifestyle. This session will explore the voluntary sex work of the adult film industry and suggest government regulations and safety precautions that are currently being ignored. Human trafficking and involuntary sex work compromises the health and wellbeing of millions of women, and potential intervention strategies for HIV and gender-based violence prevention among sex workers will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify risks to female performers of the adult film industry. 2. Recognize how sex worker-client power imbalance can affect health risk. 3. Define gender-based violence and discuss the cultural implications associated with gender-based violence against female sex workers. 4. Describe possible interventions which may be successful in improving the health of female sex workers.

2:30 PM
Female performers in the adult film industry: What and where is the risk?
Corita Grudzen, MD, Gery Ryan, PhD, Bill Margold, Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MA and Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH
2:45 PM
Condom use and high-risk sexual acts in the adult film industry
Corita Grudzen, MD, Marc N. Elliott, PhD, Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD and Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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