COP Research Tuesdays: Dr. Carinne Brody

A "Research Tuesdays" Presentation

Carinne Brody, MPH, DrPH
Assistant Professor and Chair, Global Health Track

Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 12:10 p.m.
Location: Lander Hall 170

Topic: Factors associated with sex work among at-risk female youth in Cambodia: A cross-sectional study

In Cambodia, despite great achievements in reducing the prevalence of HIV in the general population, reducing new HIV infections among young at-risk women remains a challenge. This study was designed to examine the prevalence of risky behaviors of sexually active female youth in Cambodia and to explore risk factors associated with engagement in transactional sex. We surveyed sexually active female youth aged 10-24 enrolled at risk "hotspots" in eight provinces in Cambodia. We collected data on demographic factors, sexual behavior, and factors hypothesized to be associated with transactional sex.  Our findings suggest that prevention strategies for female youth at risk of engagement in sex work should include upstream structural interventions that aim to encourage girls' education and empowerment.

Questions & answer session will follow