Factors influencing health-care access of female commercial sex workers in India: an in-depth review


  • Rudrajit Paul Dept. of Medicine, Medical College Kolkata. West Bengal
  • Meera Suresh Program & Quality Control Manager, KDPP-KSM, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Jayati Mondal RMO, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kolkata, West Bengal




Commercial sex worker, Healthcare access, Barrier, Policy


Commercial sex workers (CSW) are a vulnerable section of the society with diverse health problems. However, different surveys have consistently shown limited healthcare access by this group. There are a lot of factors, related both to the health care facility and the potential users, which influence this access. In this review, we have analysed some of the factors affecting healthcare access of female CSWs in India. The analysis has been done according to a standard conceptual framework. Certain remedial measures have also been proposed at the end. 


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How to Cite

Paul, R., Suresh, M., & Mondal, J. (2017). Factors influencing health-care access of female commercial sex workers in India: an in-depth review. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 4(4), 886–890. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20171302



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