Working at the Bar: Sex Work and Health Communication in Thailand

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ILLUSTRATIONS

TABLES
2.1 Distribution of Venues and Sex Workers in Bangkok, 1992 18
3.1 Primary Information Source for First Working in a Bar 48
3.2 Primary and Secondary Reasons for Bar Work 52
4.1 Job Satisfaction 69
4.2 Enjoyment of Sex on the Job 81
6.1 Bar Worker Age at Date of Interview 102
6.2 Bar Worker Area of Origin 117
7.1 Total Lifetime Months Worked 130
7.2 Age at First Sex-Work Experience 132
7.3 Number of Customers per Worker during Previous Two Weeks 147
7.4 Monthly Income: Range and Median in Baht 151
8.1 Percentage of Bar Workers Rejecting Specified Proportion of Offered Liaisons 167
9.1 Four Relationships of a Test Result to Reality 192
9.2 Single-Test Error Rates of Common Blood Tests for HIV-1 195
10.1 Bar Worker Condom Requests and Condom Use for Vaginal Sex 239
13.1 Customer-Reported Condom Use with Bar Workers during Vaginal Sex 332
13.2 Customer Reasons for Riding Bareback 338

FIGURES
9.1 The Effect of Increasing Relational Bond Strength between Partners on Condom Use 228
11.1 Likelihood of Quitting as a Function of Months Worked 258

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - On Studying Sex Work 1
  • 2 - Numbers and Types of Workers and Workplaces 17
  • 3 - The Routes to Bar Work 47
  • 4 - Reasons for Not Working 61
  • 5 - Moral and Religious Concerns 85
  • 6 - Bar Worker Demographics 101
  • 7 - Employment Statistics 127
  • 8 - Partner Selection and Negotiations 163
  • 9 - Aids in Thailand 185
  • 10 - Condom Use and Health Communication in Foreign-Oriented Bars 237
  • 11 - Hopes, Dreams, and the Future 249
  • 12 - Support Staff, Management, and Owners 275
  • 13 - Customer Motivation and Behavior 303
  • 14 - Policy on Sex Work 341
  • Glossary 379
  • References 401
  • Index 425
  • About the Author 436
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