Journal article

A Content Analysis of Health and Safety Communications Among Internet-Based Sex Work Advertisements: Important Information for Public Health

Julie Kille, Vicky Bungay, John Oliffe, Chris Atchison

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The capacity to advertise via the Internet continues to contribute to the shifting dynamics in adult commercial sex work. eHealth interventions have shown promise to promote Internet-based sex workers' health and safety internationally, yet minimal attention has been paid in Canada to developing such interventions. Understanding the information communicated in Internet-based sex work advertisements is a critical step in knowledge development to inform such interventions. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this content analysis was to increase our understanding of the health and safety information within the Internet advertisements among women, men, and transgender sex workers and to descr..

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Awarded by Canadian Institutes for Health Research


Awarded by Canada Research Chair in Gender, Equity and Community Engagement and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Scholar Award


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper is based on the research of Julie Ann Kille for her Master of Science degree in Nursing, 2015, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and the SPACES (sex, power, agency, consent, environment, safety) study. Funding for this project was provided by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (grant number MOP-11947). Vicky Bungay is partially supported by a Canada Research Chair in Gender, Equity and Community Engagement and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Scholar Award (grant number 5212).