142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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From Barbie to Queen of the Night, US sex workers: Risk, demand and health outcomes

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Young girls who report first time forced sexual activity by a family member prior to age 13 are 2.2 times more likely to report entering sex work prior to age 17. Sex trafficking is a hot topic amongst news reports, research studies and community activists. Given the spotlight on red light districts, domestically and abroad, it is important to understand the context of risk factors, vulnerability, and promising interventions. Efforts around cultural tailored messages, provider confidentiality and policing high profile sporting events will be discussed as means to combat this epidemic.
Session Objectives: Identify risk factors for sex in various community settings (US, Mexico, India); Describe community-based promising practice interventions for sex workers; Evaluate the relationship between violence, sex trafficking and vulnerability
Keri Norris, PhD, MPH

Child sexual abuse as a risk factor for underage entry to sex work along the U.S.-Mexico border
Leah Gordon, MPH, Kimberly Brouwer, PhD, Argentina Servin, MD, Kristen Meckel-Parker, MPH, Shira Goldenberg, PhD, MSc, Hugo Staines-Orozsco, MD, Gustavo Martinez, MD, Carlos Magis-Rodriguez, PhD and Jay Silverman, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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