Link Up is a global consortium of international and local nongovernmental organizations led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Link Up aimed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and Uganda who are living with HIV or are affected by the HIV pandemic. Consortium members PIACT Bangladesh and Marie Stopes Bangladesh implemented a brothel-based program for female sex workers to address sexual and reproductive health and rights. Working in eight brothels in seven districts, trained female sex worker peer educators provided face-to-face education, including referrals to on-site and off-site health care services for HIV testing and counseling, STI screening and treatment, condoms, and other contraceptive methods. This brief presents baseline findings, which describe female sex workers in terms of their sexual and reproductive health knowledge and behavior.
Population Council. 2015. "Sexual and reproductive health among young female sex workers in Bangladesh brothels—Baseline findings from Link Up," Study brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.