Access to health and social services is often difficult for women who do sex work, as they face many barriers, including stigma and discrimination and a lack of services tailored to meet the needs of sex workers. Dr. Rachel Kim is the lead author of a recent GSHI report that showed that sex workers who access the WISH Drop-In Centre in Vancouver, BC were more likely to have accessed sexual and reproductive health services in the last 6 months.
“Sexual and reproductive health services are so important to sex workers, and there are far too many barriers between women and the services they need,” said Kate Gibson, Executive Director of WISH. “At WISH we strive to create an environment where women feel safe and welcome, and to partner with organizations who can provide women with what they need in a non-judgmental and supportive way.”
For more information about the WISH Drop-In Centre Society, please visit their website.