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Spanish sex workers forced to carry health check cards

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7290.814/a (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:814
  1. Paul Rigg
  1. Madrid

    All female sex workers employed by a chain of sex clubs in Spain will have to carry medical cards in future, after a drive to encourage the women to have regular checks for sexually transmitted diseases.

    Clients will be able to access the details on the card by swiping it through an electronic reader. The scheme was condemned by a British AIDS specialist, who thought the scheme unbalanced and ineffective.

    In four months Anela, the National Association of Sex Clubs, has brought together more than 100 …

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