Why we need to bridge the gap between sex workers’ movements and abortion rights activism

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Barriers to sex workers’ reproductive freedom – including means and access to prevent pregnancy, options to terminate pregnancy, and the choice and resources to raise children – haven’t been thoroughly explored because sexual and reproductive health and rights have been applied in a limited fashion to sex workers. It is telling that the majority of studies concerning FSWs in the Global South address their sexual health but narrowly, focusing on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS… Most outreach to sex workers does not seriously consider their sexual autonomy or reproductive lives, part of an implicit marginalising of FSWs even among activists, leading them to classify FSWs as a separate category at arm’s length from “other” women.

Second trimester abortion in Vietnam: ban or not ban

 by Phan Bich Thuy 28 November 2015 http://asap-asia.org/blog/second-trimester-abortion-in-viet-nam-ban-or-not-ban/#sthash.yrgidMBc.dpbs For the past 10 years imbalances in sex ratio at birth (SRB) has become a major concern in Vietnam. In order to solve this problem the government has adopted certain policies prohibiting … Continued

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