Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, v.33, no.4, (July 2007), p.281-299 SIEC No: 20090624

This article examines factors relating to psychological health & suicide attempts among female street sex workers in Hong Kong. On average, the sample scored significantly lower on the psychological health domain in comparison to the general female population of Hong Kong. Factors associated with the working environment in the sex industry were significantly associated with poor psychological health & suicidality. More research is needed to examine the physical & emotional harm intrinsic in certain occupations & the role of financial needs in the experience of psychological sress. (41 refs.)