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Demography and sex work characteristics of female sex workers in India

Overview of attention for article published in BMC International Health and Human Rights, April 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 394)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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1 news outlet
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4 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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58 Dimensions

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Title
Demography and sex work characteristics of female sex workers in India
Published in
BMC International Health and Human Rights, April 2006
DOI 10.1186/1472-698x-6-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rakhi Dandona, Lalit Dandona, G Anil Kumar, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Sam McPherson, Fiona Samuels, Stefano M Bertozzi

Abstract

The majority of sex work in India is clandestine due to unfavorable legal environment and discrimination against female sex workers (FSWs). We report data on who these women are and when they get involved with sex work that could assist in increasing the reach of HIV prevention activities for them.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 3%
United States 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 56 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 29%
Student > Master 13 21%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 4 6%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 31%
Social Sciences 15 24%
Psychology 7 11%
Arts and Humanities 5 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5 8%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 5 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 March 2020.
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#1,404,325
of 17,145,811 outputs
Outputs from BMC International Health and Human Rights
#45
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#25,677
of 295,836 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC International Health and Human Rights
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