scholarly research

Sexual violence and safety: the narratives of transwomen in online forums.

Noack-Lundberg, K., Liamputtong, P., Marjadi, B., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Schmied, V., Dune, T., & Brook, E. (2020) Culture, Health & Sexuality, 22(6), 646–659.

A systematic review of dissociation in female sex workers.

Tschoeke, S., Borbé, R., Steinert, T., & Bichescu-Burian, D. (2019) | Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 20(2), 242–257.

Mental health and sexual identity in a sample of male sex workers in the Czech Republic.

Bar-Johnson, M., & Weiss, P. (2014) | Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, 20, 1682–1686

Depression and Post Traumatic Stress amongst female sex workers in Soweto, South Africa: A cross sectional, respondent driven sample.

Coetzee, J., Buckley, J., Otwombe, K., Milovanovic, M., Gray, G. E., & Jewkes, R. (2018) | PloS One, 13(7), e0196759

Whore phobia: The experiences of a dual‐training sex worker–psychotherapist.

Cox, P., & Aella. (2020) | Psychotherapy & Politics International, 18(2), 1–17.

Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes of medical students at the University of Sheffield towards sex workers - a cross-sectional survey.

El Jassar, O. G. (2020) | Education for Primary Care : An Official Publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors, 1–2.

Mental health and functioning of female sex workers in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Hengartner, M. P., Islam, M. N., Haker, H., & Rössler, W. (2015) | Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6.

Intersections of Stigma, Mental Health, and Sex Work: How Canadian Men Engaged in Sex Work Navigate and Resist Stigma to Protect Their Mental Health. 

Jiao, S., & Bungay, V. (2019) | Journal of Sex Research, 56(4–5), 641–649.

Knowledge of, attitudes towards, and willingness to care for sex workers: Differences between general and mental health nursing students. 

Ma, H., & Loke, A. Y. (2020) | Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 36(4), 264–277.

A Qualitative Exploration of Family, Work, Community, and Health Service Influences on HIV Treatment Uptake and Adherence Among Female Sex Workers in Three Cities in Indonesia.

Mitchell, E., Lazuardi, E., Anintya, I., Rowe, E., Whitford, K., Wirawan, D. N., Wisaksana, R., Subronto, Y. W., Prameswari, H. D., Kaldor, J., & Bell, S. (2020) | AIDS Education & Prevention, 32(3), 243–259.

Threats during sex work and association with mental health among young female sex workers in Hong Kong.

Mo, P. K. H., Mak, W. W. S., Kwok, Y. T. Y., Xin, M., Chan, C. W. L., & Yip, L. W. M. (2018) | AIDS Care, 30(8), 1031–1039.

Mental health and transphobia among transwomen sex workers: Application and extension of minority stress models. In L. Nuttbrock (Ed.)

Operario, D., Glynn, T. R., & Nemoto, T. (2018) | Transgender sex work and society. (pp. 78–88). Harrington Park Press. 

Exploring causes and consequences of sex workers’ psychological health: Implications for health care policy A study conducted in Spain.

Picos, A. P., González, R. P., & de la Iglesia Gutiérrez, M. (2018) | Health Care for Women International, 39(8), 844–858.

Stigma and the intergenerational transmission of health: Implications for physical and mental health among children of female sex workers [ProQuest Information & Learning].

Rael, C. T. (2016) | Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 77, Issue 1–B(E)

Mental health status among female sex workers in Tabriz, Iran. 

Ranjbar, F., Sadeghi-Bazargani, H., Pishgahi, A., Nobari, O., Farahbakhsh, M., Farhang, S., Adlnasab, L., & Dareshiri, S. (2019)

Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 22(3), 391–39.

Experiences of stigma and discrimination as predictors of mental health help-seeking among sex workers.

Rayson, J., & Alba, B. (2019) | Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 34(3), 277–289.

Barriers and enablers to sex workers’ uptake of mental healthcare: A systematic literature review.

Reynish, T., Hoang, H., Bridgman, H., & Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. (2020) | Sexuality Research & Social Policy: A Journal of the NSRC.

Patterns of Gender-Based Violence and Associations with Mental Health and HIV Risk Behavior Among Female Sex Workers in Mombasa, Kenya: A Latent Class Analysis. 

Roberts, S. T., Flaherty, B. P., Deya, R., Masese, L., Ngina, J., McClelland, R. S., Simoni, J., & Graham, S. M. (2018) | AIDS and Behavior, 22(10), 3273–3286.

Conceptualizing overdose trauma: The relationships between experiencing and witnessing overdoses with PTSD symptoms among street-recruited female sex workers in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Schneider, K. E., Tomko, C., Nestadt, D. F., Silberzahn, B. E., White, R. H., & Sherman, S. G. (2020) | The International Journal on Drug Policy, 102859.

 Maternal role strain and depressive symptoms among female sex workers in Mexico: the moderating role of sex work venue.

Semple, S. J., Pines, H. A., Vera, A. H., Pitpitan, E. V., Martinez, G., Rangel, M. G., Strathdee, S. A., & Patterson, T. L. (2020)

Women & Health, 60(3), 284–299.

Sexual violence against female sex workers in The Gambia: a cross-sectional examination of the associations between victimization and reproductive, sexual and mental health.

Sherwood, J. A., Grosso, A., Decker, M. R., Peitzmeier, S., Papworth, E., Diouf, D., Drame, F. M., Ceesay, N., & Baral, S. (2015)

BMC Public Health, 15, 270. 

Associations among experienced and internalized stigma, social support, and depression among male and female sex workers in Kenya.

Stockton, M. A., Pence, B. W., Mbote, D., Oga, E. A., Kraemer, J., Kimani, J., Njuguna, S., Maselko, J., & Nyblade, L. (2020)

International Journal of Public Health, 65(6), 791–799.

Age group differences in HIV risk and mental health problems among female sex workers in Southwest China.

Su, S., Li, X., Zhang, L., Lin, D., Zhang, C., & Zhou, Y. (2014) | AIDS Care, 26(8), 1019–1026.

Exploratory study on the prevalence of suicidal behavior, mental health, and social support in female street sex workers in Porto, Portugal.

Teixeira, A., & Oliveira, A. (2017) | Health Care for Women International, 38(2), 159–166.

Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Construct Validity of the Internalized Sex Work Stigma Scale among a Cohort of Cisgender Female Sex Workers in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Tomko, C., Nestadt, D. F., Rouhani, S., Silberzahn, B. E., Haney, K., Park, J. N., Galai, N., Logie, C. H., & Sherman, S. G. (2020) | Journal of Sex Research, 1–11.

Prostitute-serving organizations (PSOs) and their perspectives on mental health concerns facing consenting, adult prostitutes and other sex workers: An international, qualitative study involving New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States [ProQuest Information & Learning].

Truschka, J. (2017) | Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 78, Issue 5–B(E)

Choice, circumstance, or coercion: Prostitution's stigmas effects on mental health professionals’ perceptions of sex workers and sex work [ProQuest Information & Learning].

Weber, A. (2020) | Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 81, Issue 11–B)

Alcohol and other drug use, partner violence, and mental health problems among female sex workers in Southwest China.

Zhang, C., Li, X., Chen, Y., Hong, Y., Shan, Q., Liu, W., & Zhou, Y. (2014) | Health Care for Women International, 35(1), 60–73.

Relationship between female sex workers and gatekeeper: The impact on female sex worker’s mental health in China.

Zhang, C., Li, X., Hong, Y., Su, S., & Zhou, Y. (2014) | Psychology, Health & Medicine, 19(6), 656–666.

 Violence, stigma and mental health among female sex workers in China: A structural equation modeling.

Zhang, L., Li, X., Wang, B., Shen, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, J., Tang, Z., & Stanton, B. (2017) | Women & Health, 57(6), 685–704.