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2012-05-10 09:49:24

Vancouver study shows that an innovative model of safer indoor sex work spaces promote health and safety of street-based sex workers Safer indoor sex work spaces provide important and potentially life-saving benefits to sex workers including reduced exposure to violence and HIV and improved relationships with police, according to a study published by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC)....

Future Of Prostitution Is Robots, Researchers Claim
2012-04-21 04:11:47

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers believe that one day prostitutes might lose their grip on the underground sex realm to robots. The slutty robots would become the apple of the eye for those wanting to partake in the sex-for-profit industry in 2050, according to Australian researchers Ian Yeoman, management professor, and Michelle Mars, sexologist. They wrote in a journal called Futures that they envision an Amsterdam sex club called "Yub-Yum" that is littered with robot...

2011-10-31 13:13:08

Most migrants working in the London sex industry do not feel they are forced to sell sex. In fact, they decide to work in the sex industry to achieve a good standard of living for themselves and their families back home. They say working in the sex industry avoids employment in menial and poorly paid jobs. These are the findings of a study led by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is based on in-depth interviews...

2011-06-08 01:30:33

New study from Concordia and University of Windsor examines ways to protect sex workers Sex work is unprotected, increasingly dangerous and needs to be decriminalized, according to a new report published in the Canadian Review of Sociology. Co-authored by Concordia University and University of Windsor researchers, the study calls for sweeping changes to sex work performed on and off the streets. "We must not only change our laws, we must also revamp our attitudes and implement policies that...

2010-10-12 16:24:19

Evaluation shows outreach by sex workers provides a key link to health, support services A mobile outreach program staffed by current and former sex workers is associated with increased entry to detoxification and residential drug treatment among women in street-based sex work, according to an evaluation led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The study, recently published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Drug and Alcohol...

2009-04-01 11:07:14

Sex workers said they prefer self-collection of samples for sexually transmitted infections, British researchers said. Researchers at the University of Westminster tested a simple and convenient method for screening female commercial sex workers for sexually transmitted infections without the need for them to attend clinics. Dr. Patrick Kimmitt said the women were given tampons that they could use to collect their own samples and post them to the laboratory. Kimmitt said despite their risk...

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2008-03-12 00:00:00

It may be the world's oldest profession, but prostitution is using some 21st-century tricks. The prostitution scandal involving New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lays bare some of the inner workings of modern-day sex work: text messaging to clock in the client, electronic fund transfers, a Web site featuring color photos, prices and rankings. There's always been a distinction between indoor and street-level prostitution, and advances in technology have increasingly separated the two, said Ronald...

2006-08-31 02:55:56

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean sex trade show promised foreign women in steamy underwear, striptease acts and sex seminars but had to cancel the performances after losing its lingerie models to immigration laws, organizers said on Thursday. The 2006 Seoul Sex Education Expo, dubbed Sexpo, opened on Thursday, however, with plenty of sex toys, lotions and audiovisual material. "Immigration officials warned us if the models performed without having obtained the appropriate visa, they...

2006-08-16 13:55:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Sex workers and their supporters from 21 countries marched on Wednesday through the 16th International AIDS Conference to demand their own place not only at the conference, but in their own societies. Wearing turquoise T-shirts, they marched from a gauze-draped bed in the Toronto conference's Stiletto Lounge, one of the exhibits at the meeting, through art displays, exhibits about prisoners with AIDS and around booths...

2005-06-29 13:30:07

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - More than 1,000 South Korean sex workersrallied Wednesday demanding recognition as legitimate membersof society and the withdrawal of an anti-prostitution law theysay threatens their livelihoods and their health. The law, which calls for jail terms of up to 10 years orsteep fines for people who force women to work in brothels,went into force in September. It has cut business and thewomen's income by more than half, sex workers and brothelowners said. "Why is...


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