Characteristics, sexual behaviour and risk factors of female, male and transgender sex workers in South Africa

Marlise L Richter, Matthew Francis Chersich, Marleen Temmerman, Stanley Luchters

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To describe characteristics and sexual behaviour of female, male and transgender sex workers, and assess their risk factors for unprotected sex. Repeat cross-sectional surveys among sex workers were conducted in Hillbrow, Sandton, Rustenburg and Cape Town in 2010. Sex workers were interviewed once; any re-interviews were excluded from analysis. Unprotected sex was defined as any unprotected penetrative vaginal or anal sex with last two clients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246 - 251
Number of pages6
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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