Sex work-related stigma: Experiential, symbolic and structural forms in the health systems of Delhi, India

Sex work-related stigma: Experiential, symbolic and structural forms in the health systems of Delhi, India

Sex work-related stigma is prevalent in urban India. While HIV-stigma is often discussed in urban Indian health contexts, rarely is sex work-related stigma investigated as it shapes sex workers’ health experiences. This paper, co-authored by USC alum Martha Ryan, Devaki Nambiar at the George Institute for Public Health in India, and Laura Ferguson, director of USC’s Program on Global Health & Human Rights,  discusses the findings of an ethnographic study with women who practice sex work, healthcare providers, and non-governmental organization workers in Delhi, India over seven months in 2017.

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Authors: Martha S. Ryan, Devaki Nambiar and Laura Ferguson
Published By: Social Science & Medicine
Date: May 2019
Publication Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.052