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Sex workers face barriers to access health care: Vancouver-based study

24 Hours Vancouver
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Local sex workers face barriers to cervical screening, says a recent Vancouver study - but advocates say it extends to health-care services as a whole.

Stigma, discrimination and a distrust of authority remain in the way for street sex workers to access the health-care system. The study, Barriers to Cervical Screening among Sex Workers, was published in the American Journal of Public Health, drawing on analysis from 2010 to 2013 from a survey of 611 sex workers.