Sex Workers Talk About Occupational Health in New York City


Sex workers are often talked about as facing high rates of violence, significant exposure to STIs, as well as work-related psychological stress. Yet even as sex workers are called ‘at risk’ by researchers and  health professionals, their health needs are unaddressed or unknown in many conventional health care settings. Peer-led health services provider Persist researched sex workers' experiences and with health services, as well as and what sex workers themselves wanted.

This article was published as part of Research For Sex Work 14: Sex Work is Work. Contents include:

  • Persist: peer-led health and social services
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • Expanding Persist

You can downloadthis 4-page PDF above. The article is available in English and Spanish.