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Practising social inclusion: the case of street-based sex workers

The definition of sex work, although it varies slightly within certain contexts, is the provision of sexual services for economic exchange (Harcourt and

Donovan 2005). Women who enter street-based sex work do so for many reasons; however, drug use is the main precursor to entry (Rowe 2003a, 2006; Fick 2005; Kurtz et al. 2005). Street-based sex work is a means to sustain individuals’ drug habits and to survive (Dalla 2002; Rowe 2003a; Harris et al. 2010).