This brief describes an evaluation of a brothel-based HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) intervention that combined peer outreach with the provision of on-site clinical services in several Bangladesh brothels. The aim of this evaluation was to assess whether peer educator one-on-one or group sessions and on-site satellite clinics improved SRHR knowledge and behaviors among women who sell sex in three Bangladesh brothels. The study was conducted by the Population Council as part of the Link Up project, a global consortium led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance aimed at improving the SRHR of young people. The findings demonstrate that the combination of peer education and on-site clinical care is feasible in a Bangladesh brothel setting. The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels.
Population Council. 2016. "Impact of peer education and on-site clinical services for female sex workers in Bangladesh brothels: A Link Up evaluation study," Link Up Study Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.