Sex Work-related Stigma: Experiential, Symbolic and Structural Forms in the Health Systems of Delhi, India

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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 discusses the findings of an ethnographic study with women who practice sex work (WPSW), healthcare providers, and NGO workers in Delhi, India over seven months in 2017.

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Authors: Ryan M*, Nambiar D, Ferguson L.
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Date: May 2019
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