WEIGHT: 62 kg
Services: Watersports (Giving), Travel Companion, Slave, Cunnilingus, Mistress
Sex work is widespread, mainly in urban areas of Ethiopia. The study on the nutritional status of CFSWs is unavailable in Ethiopia, and data are also scanty at the global level. Methods: This cross-sectional study used facility-based mixed data collection methods qualitative and quantitative.
The study was conducted in three key population clinics in Hawassa city. Statistical software packages were used for analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data.
From the 'qualitative part' of this study, it was also revealed that 'lack of food and money' was the main influencing factor among CFSWs to enter into the sex business. Conclusions: Commercial female sex workers in this study faced a double burden of malnutrition. Multiple factors influenced their nutritional status. Government and other partners should be essential in providing comprehensive programs focusing on sexual, reproductive health, and nutrition education.
Steps should be taken to improve their socioeconomic status and strengthen those good initiatives at key population clinics and other health facilities. Grant support.