Research-to-Action

Indoor sex work much safer: study

Metro
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The health and safety of survival sex-trade workers greatly improves when they have access to indoor workspaces, according to a new study.

Published in the America Journal of Public Health, the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative - from the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and University of British Columbia - tracked 39 women living in low-threshold, supportive housing programs for sex workers.

Instead of working on the streets, in cars or alleyways, the women conducted their work indoors in property managed by Atira Women's Resource Society and RainCity Housing and Support Society.