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Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby rhombus (xy) » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:49 am

http://www. greenleft.org.au/node/46338

"But the legal status of sex work does affect rates of sexually transmitted infections, regular contact with health workers and access to support services. The rate of chlamydia infection among Sydney sex workers surveyed by Donovan was about 1-2%, significantly lower than other cities.

The rate of gonorrhoea was “about as close as you can get to zero”"

Just wondering what people thought about this article and why decrim might have lead to a drop STIs. What this means etc.
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Re: Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby sam » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:34 pm

What this means etc.


It means men who use prostitutes should feel that their health is not jeopardized by their reckless sexual behaviors, so all is good and capitalist transactions that happen inside women's reproductive organs should continue.

It doesn't mean men who seek out children, homeless women, trafficked victims, and others too marginalized to be officially owned by legal pimps are safer.

As was revealed in Nevada, legal prostitutes are seen by brothel doctors and sometimes after a health check tearful women are seen hastily leaving the brothel with all their belongings and were never heard from again.

I did a little digging and found the report he alludes to. http://www.nchecr.unsw.edu.au/nchecrweb ... Report.pdf

It contains this point on the methodology:

A total of 202 sex workers were approached and
175 (86.6%) 175 participated in the survey: of the
women, 111 women (63.4%) also self-collected
tampon specimens for STI testing. The most common
reason for the women declining STI testing was
they had recently been tested elsewhere.


One third of the sex workers who participated refused to provide STI samples to the researchers. They got fucked by an average 15 punters per week.

The study also found rate of mental illness found among the prostituted women was twice that of the general population. But who can expect Greenie Patrick Harrison to spare a sentence for what's going on in these troubled women's heads so long as their moneyboxes are Grade A clean meat?
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Re: Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby thebewilderness » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:29 pm

An investigation by The Daily Telegraph has revealed illegal brothels and escort services outnumber licensed establishments by four to one and the gap is growing.


http://www.dailytelegraph .com.au/news/nsw-act/illegal-brothels-booming-across-sydney/story-e6freuzi-1225713067757


That was from May 2009.

It would appear that legalization has had the opposite effect of that which was claimed.
It would also explain how the study was skewed to show the STDs appear to have gone down in Sydney.
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Re: Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby delphyne » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:10 am

What did it mean to you Rhombus?

The idea of "clean" women for men to fuck is one of the more di-sgusting aspects of legalised prostitution.
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Re: Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby berryblade » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:31 pm

Not to mention that the constant demand for "clean" girls and womyn increases the number of girls and womyn who are forced/co-erced and snuck into the world of pay per rape
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Re: Decrim in Sydney drops STIs

Postby rhombus (xy) » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Sorry, I was too vague in my post. I wasn't trying to imply, or leave open for the implication, that if what this article says is true that prostitution should be legalized. The prevalence of STIs is only one of the many reasons to oppose prostitution. I thought that it was probably due to some sought of skewed polling or something, and I was just wondering if people knew how they were able to get that result.
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