type of project: research project
Keywords: Reproductive Justice, sex work, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Systems
Project dates: January 2018 – June 2019
Sex worker narratives inform the complexity of access to sexual and reproductive health services. This is a qualitative research project using body mapping with sex workers. Exploring access to sexual and reproductive health services. Results describe narratives of barriers posed in health systems and criminalisation to sexual and reproductive health services
Contact: Marion Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutions involved: SRJC, SWEAT, Mothers for the Future
From the organisers: “At the recent Health and Humanities Interest group mini conference we presented our research reflecting on sex workers experiences of accessing sexual and reproductive health services.
Mothers for the Future (M4F) a group of sex worker mothers in South Africa which has a long working relationship with the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC). Mothers for the Future set up to support and organise sex workers who are mothers from a reproductive justice perspective. It is well documented that most of the focus on sex workers comes from a welfarist approach addressing HIV prevention within the risk group – MARPs. This is limiting in not viewing sex workers as complete persons. M4F approached Marion Stevens in setting up a programme to inform sex worker mothers with regard to their sexual and reproductive rights in 2014.
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