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Psychosocial and sexual healthcare needs in men selling sex in Glasgow: a retrospective case note review
  1. Gillian Fraser1,
  2. Rachel McAdams2,
  3. Julian Heng3,
  4. Alexandrea Macpherson4
  1. 1Department of Sexual Health and HIV, Sandyford Initiative, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2North West Sector Health Improvement Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK
  4. 4Research and Training Department, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Sandyford Initiative, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gillian Fraser, Department of Sexual Health and HIV, Sandyford Initiative, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 6NB, UK; gfraser2{at}

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While the risks and vulnerabilities of women engaging in prostitution have been well documented, little is known about this group of men in Scotland. In order to try and improve our services, we undertook a retrospective case note review of men attending NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) sexual health services who reported giving sexual acts for payment with the aim of gathering information on the social backgrounds and STI prevalence of these men.

All patient notes are stored electronically in National Sexual Health Systems (NASH). This study did not require ethical review as it was a service evaluation and needs assessment using routine …

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  • Contributors GF, RM and JH worked together on the original concept and design of the work. GF performed the data analysis and wrote the subsequent drafts with the other authors advising on the structure of the analysis, interpretation of results and edited drafts of the paper.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement There are more data, but this has not been published and there is no plan to publish it. It will be available to anyone with an interest in knowing more.