Welcome to our first bulletin of the year! In this edition, we spotlight another key issue that women who sell or exchange sex have highlighted to us - substance use.
The dynamics between selling sex and substance use are far-reaching and complex, and make it challenging for women to break cycles and have options and choices to move on. We explore these complexities in our insight article, which looks at the the links and harms related to substance use and selling or exchanging sex. We have also included an interview with the Scottish Drugs Forum team, who spoke to us about what harm reduction looks like in practice.
Alongside these Insights, we have gathered interesting documentaries, theatre plays, videos, reports and events which could help your understanding of other aspects of the lives of women who sell or exchange sex.
We hope you are as excited as we are to learn together this year! Our next bulletin will look at sexual health . For now, we hope you find the information we have included here helpful.
The CSE Aware Resource Worker