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Ahmad Kalateh Sadati Nooshin Zarei Hossein Argasi Seyed Taghi Heydari

Abstract

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.

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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: 18 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5249/jivr.v11i1.865.
Keywords
Sex workers, violence experience, qualitative study, Iran
Section
Original Research Article

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