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A Mixed methods study of the social support networks of female sex workers and their primary noncommercial male partners in Tijuana, Mexico
Wagner, Karla D. (University of Nevada)
Syvertsen, Jennifer L. (Ohio State University)
Verdugo, Silvia R. (University of California)
Molina, José Luis (Molina González) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Strathdee, Steffanie A. (University of California)

Date: 2017
Abstract: Female sex workers (FSWs) are at risk for multiple health harms, including HIV. This article describes a mixed methods study of the social support networks of 19 FSWs and their primary male sex partners in Tijuana, Mexico. We collected quantitative and qualitative social network data, including quantitative network measures, qualitative narratives, and network visualizations. Methodologically, we illustrate how a convergent mixed methods approach to studying personal social support networks of FSWs can yield a more holistic understanding of network composition and role. From a health-related perspective, we show how migration/deportation and stigma shape social networks and might be leveraged to support HIV prevention interventions. We believe others can benefit from a mixed methods approach to studying social networks.
Rights: Tots els drets reservats.
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Female sex workers ; Social networks ; Drug use ; HIV
Published in: Journal of mixed methods research, 2017, p. 1-21, ISSN 1558-6898

Adreça alternativa: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1558689816688974
DOI: 10.1177/1558689816688974
PMID: 30245602


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