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Letters Better health for sex workers

Better political and legal protection to improve sex workers’ health

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 29 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3627
  1. John Reynolds-Wright, associate editor,
  2. Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, editor in chief
  1. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. jjrw{at}

Protection for sex workers needs to include access to contraception and maternity services. Health interventions need to be underpinned by the right political and legal framework.

Howard emphasises the importance of sexual and reproductive rights for sex workers in the UK and the need to prevent sexually transmitted infections and sexual violence.1 Policies that actively …

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