Having Their Say: Sex W orkers Discuss Their Needs and Resources
Murphy, Alexandra G
Riplinger, Andrew J
Ngugi, Elizabeth N
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In many countries where HIV/AIDS is prevalent, social, cultural, and economic factors often mitigate the adoption of healthy reproductive behaviors and practices. One group that is particularly susceptible to mitigating influences is women who work in the sex trade. This paper utilizes a culture-centered approach to determine how a population of sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya perceives their individual, social, and structural needs and resources in relation to the public, their families, friends, and peers. The paper concludes with next steps regarding collaboration with media representatives and policymakers.