New research findings – important information for public health

The Capacity Research Unit is pleased to present a newly published article titled “A Content Analysis of Health and Safety Communications Among Internet-Based Sex Work Advertisements: Important Information for Public Health“. Capacity Research Unit’s Vicky Bungay is one of the four article authors, along with Julie Kille, John Oliffe and Chris Atchison.

The authors conducted a content analysis of how online communication interfaces with sex work advertisements. The authors found that women were more likely to include information about boundaries as protective measures of safety. Whereas men were more straight forward with their ads, including only information about their physical description and services. The authors hope that the findings can be used to improve eHealth promotion and better support the health and safety of sex workers and their clients. The full article is available here.

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