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Sex workers to pay the price: Prostitution strategy is a missed opportunity

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:362
  1. Sam Ramaiah, director of public health medicine (
  1. Walsall Teaching Primary Care Trust, Walsall WS1 1TE

    EDITOR—The safety of sex workers in prostitution as well as the neighbourhoods where it takes place is paramount, and therefore tolerance zones seem to be a better way to achieve this objective. Like Boynton and Cusik,1 I am disappointed that the Home Office has missed the opportunity to consider tolerance zones in its strategy.

    Walsall has its own prostitution and associated problems. During the …

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