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Research study recruiting women who have worked in the sex industry in Newfoundland and Labrador

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A research study led by an assistant professor in the faculty of social work at the University of Calgary is looking for women working or who have worked in the sex industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kathleen Sitter is also an adjunct professor in the faculty of medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The project explores the life experiences of women who engage in sex work in the province.

For purposes of the study women who engage in sex work are defined as women or trans-women who are 18 years or older and who receive money or goods for sexual services. Participants must also have engaged in sex work for at least six months.

Sitter is looking for women who live and work in and around Corner Brook, Stephenville and St. John’s to take part in the study.

Participation is voluntary and precautions will be taken to ensure confidentiality.

Participants will be asked to take photographs that represent their experiences and the different personal and social factors that impact their lives.

They will discuss their images and create a photograph exhibit which will be shared online.

They’ll also be asked to take part in one individual interview and two group meetings and will be compensated for their time.

The Corner Brook Women’s Centre, Bay St. George Women’s Centre and the St. John’s Women’s Centre are assisting in the recruitment of participants and may serve as locations for the interviews and group meetings.

For more information, call 1-833-220-8700 or email photostories18@gmail.com.

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