Ahmad Kalateh Sadati Nooshin Zarei Hossein Argasi Seyed Taghi Heydari


Background: Female Sex workers (FSWs) are a marginalized group specifically in the contexts where prostitution is known as an illegal work. Although some studies showed various types of violence against sex workers, this subject needs more in-depth knowledge.

Method: This is a conventional content study on 18 street sex workers in Shiraz, Iran.

Results: The study explored that sex workers have extensive experiences of five forms violence: physical, barbaric violence, psychological, sexual, deception and robbery. These issues are deep-rooted in their previous experiences before becoming a prostitute and it comes full circle as a prostitute. Although FSWs are accustomed to violence, this leads to formation of another type of violence called, hidden slavery with male or female pimps.

Conclusion: To improve general health of this group, it is recommended that they should be supported by social institutions and to provide psychological consultations.


How to Cite
KALATEH SADATI, Ahmad et al. Experience of violence among street prostitutes; a qualitative study in Iran. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 21-28, jan. 2019. ISSN 2008-4072. Available at: <http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/865>. Date accessed: 26 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5249/jivr.v11i1.865.
Sex workers, violence experience, qualitative study, Iran
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