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Log in through your institution. To facilitate better understanding of the environment and power structures in which sex work in Vietnam takes place, this study examined the sex workers' social and economic lives, their working environment, social relationships and presentation of self in everyday social contacts and interactions. Thirty in-depth interviews and 14 focus groups were conducted with street-based and venue-based sex workers in the cities of Da Nang and Hanoi. show that sex workers live and work within a complex system involving multiple relationships.
In any of these relations, women have limited power to protect their personal security and secure payment for services rendered. Economic hardship is a major problem facing street-level sex workers and contributes to unsafe sexual practices. Venue-based sex workers worry less about economic hardships as such, but frequently incur gambling debts. Women also reported incidents of abuse and experiences of social stigma.
Although many women exhibited a strong desire to leave sex work, they found themselves trapped in the sex industry by the lack of alternative employment options. This study provides evidence that socio-psychological factors must be addressed along with risky behaviours to promote women's well-being and social integration.
Los resultados indican que las trabajadoras sexuales viven y trabajan dentro de un complejo sistema que implica muchas relaciones. En cualquiera de estas relaciones, las mujeres tienen un poder limitado para proteger su seguridad personal y garantizar que sean remuneradas por los servicios prestados. Aunque muchas mujeres mostraron que deseaban mucho dejar el trabajo sexual, se encontraban atrapadas en la industria sexual por la falta de opciones alternativas de empleo.
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