A venue analysis of predictors of alcohol use prior to sexual intercourse among female sexworkers in Senggigi,Indonesia

A venue analysis of predictors of alcohol use prior to sexual intercourse among female sexworkers in Senggigi,Indonesia

Iko Safika, Timothy P. Johnson, Judith A. Levy

drugpolicyBackground: Female sex workers’ (FSWs’) use of alcohol, a known disinhibitor to risk behaviour, has been largely understudied. Knowledge of how various sex work venues influence FSW’s alcohol consumption before engaging in commercial sex is even rarer. Our analysis identifies those factors across three types of sex-work venues that predict alcohol use among FSWs prior to paid sexual intercourse with clients. Our data were collected through structured interviews with FSWs engaging in commercial sex in Senggigi Beach, Lombok Island in the eastern Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara. read more