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UNFPA: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health for Sex Workers in Turkey

UNFPA Regional Istanbul Office made a video about the importance of promotion of sexual and reproductive health among sex workers, and especially transgender sex workers. UNFPA cooperates with Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association Turkey on this issue. 

Sex workers are at high risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Registered sex workers are required to undergo regular medical check-ups, but many work illegally – an estimated 20,000 in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, alone. Social marginalisation and unsafe working environments, and in some cases drug use, increase their risk of acquiring HIV – and that of their clients.

The source: UNFPA Turkey

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