Promoting sexual and reproductive health for sex workers in Turkey

  • Published on: 27/05/2015
  • 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.