142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Privilege, power and partnership: Sexual identity, public safety and transactional sex

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Transactional sex is the process by which sex workers exchange sex for food, money and/or goods. Transactional sex for women and men who have sex with men (MSM) is oftentimes a source of income to support a drug habit, fight homelessness or just a means for survival. In surviving, the communities in which they work are affected by higher rates of violence, STD/HIV infection risk and stigma. Efforts to work with stakeholders and implement harm reduction models will be discussed and reviewed.
Session Objectives: Differentiate between stigma attached to men who have sex with men (MSM) and sex workers; Assess the relationship between transactional sex, intimate partner violence, and occupational health risk; Analyze advocates experiences with changing policy, working with law enforcement and other stakeholders
Keri Norris, PhD, MPH

Board 1
Women's physical health associated with childhood sexual assault history
In Han Song, PhD, Ji Eun Kim, BA and Sarah Gehlert, Ph.D.
Board 2
Board 3
Measuring stigma related to sex worker identity and MSM identity: A systematic review
Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek, MD MPH CCFP, Michael Van Wert, MSW MPH, Claire Holland, MSPH, Lori Rosman, MLS, Amanda Bowes, MPH, Ashley Grosso, M.S. Ph.D. and Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, MBA, MSc
Board 6
Correlates of transactional sex among high-risk heterosexuals in Baltimore
Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH, Marisa Hast, Colin Flynn, David Holtgrave, PhD and Danielle German, PhD, MPH
Board 7
Safety strategy use among women seeking temporary protective orders: The relationship between violence experienced, strategy effectiveness, and risk perception
Elizabeth M. Parker, PhD, MHS, Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM, Renan Castillo, PhD, MS and Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH
Board 8
“What makes you think you have special privileges because you're a police officer?” A qualitative exploration of police's role in the risk environment of female sex workers
Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH, Katherine Footer, MsC, LLB, Samantha Illangasekare, PhD, MPH, Erin Pearson, MPH, Erin Clark, MPH, MBA and Michele R. Decker, ScD
Board 9
Sisters project: A Milwaukee partnership to address prostitution
Staci Young, PhD, Laura Cassidy, PhD, Jeanne Geraci, Donna Hietpas and Mina Farahzad

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Caucus, Caucus on Homelessness, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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