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Socio-Economic Status and Health Challenges of Female sex Workers of Miraj Town, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Yashwantrao Chavan School of Rural Development, Shivaji University, Kolhapur MS INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 68-71, June,14 (2015)


Commercial sex in India is part of society from the ancient period. It is known by different names like Nagarvadhu (brides of the town), Devadasi (temple prostitute), Call girls, Escort girls, Road side brothels, etc. The women engaged in the commercial sex work are always been stigmatised. Many of them could not come in to the business of commercial sex with their own interest. There are various reasons behind entry in such profession. These women are facing a various kind of the problem along with stigmatized life. They are neglected part of the society. Socio-economic condition of this neglected portion of the society is very poor. Because of illiteracy and economic reason these women are neglects the health problems. The objective of the present study is to know the social and economic status of the female sex worker from the Miraj city and to know the health challenges faced by them in their regular life. Present paper will also argue that social and economic condition of the female sex worker is poor. Still they are the victims of the old tradition and economic condition. Present paperalso emphasis on the health problems faced by them. It is also suggested that the government and non-governmental organizations should contribute in the rehabilitation and providing minimum need of the female sex workers.


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