Professional Abortion Seekers: The Sex - of Kolkata

Authors : Ghosh, Swati

Published Year: 2003

Mumbai: CEHAT, vii,20 p., October 2003. [ISBN 81-89042- 24-6]

This paper is on the practice of abortion and prevention of pregnancy among the sex-workers in Kolkata. The paper is based on in-depth personal interview of brothel-based sex-workers, information regarding abortion services, contraceptive devices and childbirth are collected from traditional red light areas. The paper also examines the access to abortion services, prevailing patterns of contraceptive use and family structure of the sex workers.

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