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Taking it off, putting it on: women in the strip trade
Document the stories of the women who work as strippers. Presents a feminist ethnography that tackles the strip trade’s regulations and organization, power relations, stigmas, and labour processes.
Published: 2002
Is prostitution work or exploitation?: further consideration is needed : [summary]  
http://www.csf.gouv.qc.ca/telechargement/publications/SyntheseIsProstitutionWorkOrExploitation.pdf
Presents a summary of a larger research study on prostitution, including profiles of prostitutes, clients or johns, and pimps. Also provides an overview of sex trafficking, of the overall consequences of prostitution for women and society, and different legislative responses attempted. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Escort services in a border town: transmission dynamics of STDs within and between communities: methodological challenges conduc  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/index.html
Outlines some of the methodological issues and challenges of studying issues pertaining to the sex worker and the sex work industry. Finds that recognition needs to be paid to the needs of those being studied and their knowledge and expertise in the area. Suggests that esearchers interested in studying sex work should consider modifying their research models in order to involve sex workers more in the research process. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Familiar strangers: a study of adolescent prostitution
Presents a condensed version of a research study looking at adolescent prostitution and urban street culture, street youth, and adolescent sexuality.
Published: 1989
Substance use issues for women in the sex trade  
http://www.womenfdn.org/info/sex_trade.pdf
Defines the sex trade industry and focuses on the connection with substance use. Discuses the severe discrimination and violence that can be associated with the sex trade. Provides a list of community resources. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Escort services in a border town: transmission dynamics of STDs within and between communities: literature and policy statement  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/methodsummary.html
Examines the potential impact of the licensing of escort services on the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between the United States and Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Towards healthy work environments for exotic dancers in Canada: a policy brief  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/7098star-policy-brief.pdf

This policy brief is based on research by the Exotic Dancers Health and Safety Work Group published in Exotic Dancing: Health and Safety.   They look exotic dancers in the province of Ontario most of whom work freelance. As free-lancers they can choose when, where and how often they work, but they have no access to the protections available to employees through much of the federal and provincial labour legislation or through unions. Acts and sections of acts which use the terminology employer-employee do not apply to free-lance workers.

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Daughters of the dispossessed: prostitution in the philippines  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discuses prostitution in the Philippines and how AIDS became an epidemic. Explains the role that poverty and tourism play in the sex industry. Prostitution as big business. How women are organizing themselves for support and access to health information.

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Published: 1988
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


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Published: 1993