Female sex workers (FSW) residing in Kibra, Kenya, experience elevated exposure to adverse events, yet the prevalence of parental bereavement is not well characterized. This cross-sectional pilot study on 301 FSWs residing in Kibra, Kenya, found that 67.7% of these women were parentally
bereaved. Significantly fewer parentally bereaved women reported historical use of condoms and emergency contraception compared to nonbereaved women, and older age of paternal bereavement was significantly associated with current contraceptive use. Prevalence rates of bereavement among this
cohort are well over the national Kenyan average, and further research on the specific impact of bereavement is warranted.
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Female Sex Workers (FSW);
Document Type: Research Article
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA;
Department of Psychiatry, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya;
Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 17, 2019
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