Research-to-Action

New law targeting sex buyers not prostitutes will victimize prostitutes, study says

The Vancouver Sun
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

OTTAWA - The Harper government's plan to bring in a law targeting buyers of sexual services rather than prostitutes will just end up victimizing prostitutes in contravention of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, suggests a new B.C. study...

..."Sex workers continued to mistrust police, had to rush screening clients, and were displaced to outlying areas with increased risks of violence, including being forced to engage in unprotected sex."

The peer-reviewed study was published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal Open, on online publication...