Research-to-Action

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers from HIV

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...Goats and Soda spoke to Dr. Kate Shannon, director of the Gender & Sexual Health Inititiaive of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in British Columbia, and lead author of the paper published in the July 22 journal The Lancet...

..."We see across many settings that criminalization leads to more violence. Policing practices displace sex workers, sending them to more hidden places where they're less safe and where they lose the ability to negotiate conditions, such as condom use."