The aim of this paper was to compare women involved in prostitution with a group of women still married to their first husband and reporting having had only one sexual partner, in order to ascertain what factors if any contributed to women going into prostitution or staying still married to their first husband, their only sexual partner, and thereafter to compare clinical and serological aspects of the gynaecological conditions of the women in these two groups.
The role of prostitutes in transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) is widely recognised.
Socioeconomic factors determining whether a woman will drift into prostitution or have a stable first marriage are largely unknown as are prevalence rates of STD, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and cervical cancer in these women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Sérologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Prostitution, Mariage, Statut socioéconomique, Homme, Femelle, Ethiopie, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Serology, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Prostitution, Marriage, Socioeconomic status, Human, Female, Ethiopia, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0477196
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.