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Street-based sex workers needs assessment

Street-based sex workers face many challenges: social marginalization, criminalized work environments, homelessness, poverty, violence, and mental health and addiction issues. To overcome these barriers, there is a need for specific social and health services tailored to the complex experiences and needs of sex workers.

In order to gain a better understanding of these issues in Toronto, Barrie and Oshawa, a research team led by women previously involved in sex work, Street Health, and Regent Park Community Health Center has carried out a needs assessment. EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the resulting report, “Street-based Sex Workers Needs Assessment.” To read it click on the “download” button below.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

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Categories: Addiction / Substance Use Problem , Health Equity , Housing / Homelessness , Mental Health , Women

Source: Mary Kay MacVicar