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How can healthcare services for female sex workers be better tailored to meet their health needs?
  1. Howell Thomas Jones,
  2. Surinder Singh
  1. Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical School (Royal Free Campus), London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Howell Thomas Jones, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Upper Third Floor, UCL Medical School (Royal Free Campus), Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK; howell.jones{at}ucl.ac.uk

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Governmental sex work strategies call for a holistic approach to specialist services for female sex workers (FSWs), but it is unclear how this will be achieved when the responsibility of commissioning is given to general practitioners (GPs) who are often unfamiliar with their health needs.1–3

We aimed to gather FSWs’ opinions on services and how they could be improved. HTJ conducted indepth interviews with FSWs at a specialist National Health Service (NHS) clinic in London in early 2011. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using the framework analysis.4

Participants (n=14, age range 19–38 years) were all migrants and had different patterns of healthcare usage; eight were registered with a GP. Several themes emerged from the …

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