Menstruation & Sex Workers

Menstruation & Sex Workers

Missing Voices

A question posted on Quora “Do prostitute work when they are on their periods?.” To which one lady, who was in the profession answered, “If we didn’t, it would be a 1 week unpaid vacation every month of which when you are running a business or you have a career or just any job that you are dedicated to, it’s not practical.” She also mentioned, women use birth control to stop their periods or use a sponge to stop the flow of the blood.


Written in:- 2017

Written by:- A question was posted on Quora. A sex worker answered the question

Source:- https://www.quora.com/Do-prostitutes-work-when-they-have-their-period


Missed Out Issues

According to a study conducted by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DSMC), a Kolkata based sex workers committee, 40% of sex workers use cloth during menstruation. Mostly sex workers suffers from yeast infections and vaginitis, and in long-term problems like pelvic inflammatory disease, or sexually transmitted infections like trichomoniasis.


Written in:- 2017

Written by:- Shambhavi Saxena; Youth Ki Awaaz (under the campaign #Goalpebol of the National Foundation of India, to start a conversation around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals)

Source:- https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/07/sex-workers-and-menstrual-health-in-india/

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