Health Seeking Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers In Adum In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT

Background:

Female commercial sex workers are a group of people who are important in the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI‘s). Studies have shown that, both their commercial and non – commercial partners are sources of STI infections and other diseases. Regular health seeking behaviour to health facility has been proven to remarkably reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and therefore its important for the success of any STI control. A recent review of research on stigma and discrimination against Female CSWs revealed that this leads to their exclusion in the use of health facility. This study is therefore designed to assess the health seeking behavior of sex workers in Adum in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Objectives: This study seeks to assess the health seeking behaviour among commercial sex workers in Adum in the Ashanti Region; determine the association between socio demographic characteristics of commercial sex workers (age, educational level, number of children) and utilization of health care facility; identify sources of healthcare utilized by commercial sex workers; examine commercial sex workers perception of various healthcare options; identify health conditions often experienced and assess the health action taken when sick. 


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APA

Boateng, P (2021). Health Seeking Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers In Adum In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/health-seeking-behaviour-among-commercial-sex-workers-in-adum-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana

MLA 8th

Boateng, Portia "Health Seeking Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers In Adum In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/health-seeking-behaviour-among-commercial-sex-workers-in-adum-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Boateng, Portia . "Health Seeking Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers In Adum In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/health-seeking-behaviour-among-commercial-sex-workers-in-adum-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana >.

Chicago

Boateng, Portia . "Health Seeking Behaviour Among Commercial Sex Workers In Adum In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/health-seeking-behaviour-among-commercial-sex-workers-in-adum-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana