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Health and Safety
The San Francisco City Clinic offers STD and HIV testing and counseling, along with family planning services. Their web site also lists resources for STD questions and updates.
Recommended Articles, Papers, Studies and Books
A MUST READ Selling Sex in Cape Town “This two-year study by the Institute for Security Studies and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce is the first complete survey and analysis of the sex work industry in a South African city, Cape Town
Sex Worker Unionisation:An exploratory Study of Emerging Collective Organisation by Gregor Gall From the Industrial Relations Journal 38:1, 70-88. Gregor Gall is Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Centre for Research in Employment Studies at the University of Hertfordshire.
Melissa Ditmore, Network for Sex Work Project
Note: This article is based on the Australian model of legalization by regulation and legislation. ESPU does not advocate this model for the US. However, this article makes excellent points and must be included in ongoing discussions about decriminalization
Redefining Prostitution as Sex Work on the International Agenda. Jo Bindman, Anti-Slavery International.
West Coast Cooperative of Sex Industry ProfessionalsVancouver sex workers expressed their desire to explore cooperative business models as a way to generate alternative sources of income, increase health and safety, build community capacity and begin to take control of our collective destiny. This cooperative corporation will be a for profit endeavour with its membership guiding all decisions.
Organización Nacional de Activistas por la Emancipación de la Mujer of Bolivia
Scarlet Alliance The Umbrella Organization for sex industry workers and organization in Australia
The International Union of Sex Workers This Union joined with the GMB is Britain’s General Members Union. The GMB is a general union of 700,000 people of whom nearly 40% are women.
FNV which has accepted prostitutes as members since the full legalization of brothels in the Netherlands 2000.
UNION OF THE ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS OF INDIA Durbar Mahila Samannwaya Committee, Kolkata
San Francisco Labor Council Google your local town or state’s name along with the words labor council or labor federation.
How to Form a Union Where You Work. California Labor Federation.