Universal Coverage without Universal Access: Institutional Barriers to Health Care among Women Sex Workers in Vancouver, Canada.

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M Eugenia Socías; Jean Shoveller; Chili Bean; Paul Nguyen; Julio Montaner; Kate Shannon;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4868318, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155828
  • Subject: Microbial Pathogens | Research Article | Health Insurance | Sexual and Gender Issues | Sociology | Professions | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Mental Health and Psychiatry | Immunodeficiency Viruses | Retroviruses | Population Groupings | Violent Crime | HIV | Pathogens | People and Places | Crime | Health Care Providers | Health Care | Lentivirus | Viruses | Biology and Life Sciences | Criminology | Microbiology | Medicine | Sex Workers | Medical Microbiology | Viral Pathogens | Q | Economics | R | RNA viruses | Social Sciences | Sex Work | Science | Organisms | Intimate Partner Violence | Medicine and Health Sciences | Health Economics

Background Access to health care is a crucial determinant of health. Yet, even within settings that purport to provide universal health coverage (UHC), sex workers’ experiences reveal systematic, institutionally ingrained barriers to appropriate quality health care. The... View more
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