Valera, Roberto J.
June 2000
American Journal of Health Studies;2000, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p149
Academic Journal
Abstract: A sample of inner-city prostitutes was surveyed to examine reported levels of violence and assess this population for the existence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The sample comprised 100 individuals, representing three subgroups of prostitutes, female, male, and transgender male. Over 60% of the participants had experienced violence during their involvement with prostitution, 44% had boon raped, and 42% of the sample met established criteria for PTSD. The results indicate the need to acknowledge the presence and influence of PTSD when designing and implementing interventions for inner city prostitutes.


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