Occupational health and safety amongst sex workers: a pilot peer education resource

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Rickard, W. and Growney, T. 2001. Occupational health and safety amongst sex workers: a pilot peer education resource. Health Education Research. 16 (3), pp. 321-333.
AuthorsRickard, W. and Growney, T.
Abstract

This paper presents an account of a pilot project to design and implement an innovative, sex-worker-driven approach to peer education in London. A 28-min, double-sided tape cassette containing extracts of sex workers talking candidly about their work was compiled from oral history recordings. The aims were to pilot process issues in compiling the collaborative resource, and to stimulate discussion of health and safety issues, exploring whether the resource could potentially enhance positive changes in sex workers' knowledge and awareness, self-esteem, and lifeskills. In a limited pilot distribution, 15 sex workers and seven outreach workers in London listened to the tape and completed short evaluation questionnaires. The paper sets out strengths and weaknesses of the pilot method, linking these to broader critical reflections on issues raised about peer education to, for and by sex workers.

Keywordssex workers; peer education; London; oral history; sexually transmitted diseases; peer to peer communication
JournalHealth Education Research
Journal citation16 (3), pp. 321-333
ISSN0268-1153
Year2001
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/16.3.321
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1113
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Print2001
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Deposited17 Dec 2010
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Rickard, W., Growney, T. (2001) ‘Occupational health and safety amongst sex workers: a pilot peer education resource’ Health Education Research, 16 (3) pp.321-333..

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