alexa Abstract | Sexual Violence and Associated Factor among Commercial Sex Workers in Mekelle City, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

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Abstract

Background: Sexual violence is ubiquitous; it occurs in every culture, in all levels of society and in every country of the world. Violence against women is usually targeted at women and girls due to their unequal treatment nature in society. It can takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools, in the workplace, in farm areas, refugee camps which is perpetrated by persons in positions of power. It includes physical acts, such as unwanted touching. Moreover, violence against women has become an international public health and human right issue over the past decades.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of sexual violence and associated factors among commercial sex workers in Mekelle city, Northern Tigray, Ethiopia, 2014.

Methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted among 250 commercial sex workers in Mekelle city. Simple random sampling technique method was used to select the study participants. Structured and pretested interview questionnaire was used to collect the data. The collected data was coded, entered, cleaned and analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. Binary logistic regression model was used to test association between independent and dependent variables.

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Author(s): Gebregizabeher Yohannes Mekuria Kassa Gerezgiher BuruhAshenafi Damte Atsede Fantahun

Keywords

Sexual violence, Commercial sex worker, Mekelle city Introduction, Internal Medicine, HIV/AIDS

 
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