Unintended(?) Consequences

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This 13 minute video by the Network of Sex Work Projects (and which I first saw on the Urban Justice Center's Sex Worker Project web site) raises important questionsa about the ways that anti-sex-work policies get in the way of reaching important public health goals like HIV prevention.

 

 

In sociology we often talk about "unintended consequences." This video is useful because it documents ways that anti-prostitution efforts end up putting women and men at greater risk of harm from things like STIs or violence. In this thread perhaps we can compile a list of other documents that also show such consequences of anti-sex-work policies.