India is considered to be the global epicenter of sex work  and has the largest commercial sex trade in the world.
Although India is not unique in gender-discrimination based violence it is a country that on one hand controls the sexuality of women yet is also home to one the largest flourishing commercial sex grqnd. It was created out of a fear of British soldiers engaging in homosexual relations with other soldiers.
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It was seen as necessary to stave off boredom among soldiers and to reinforce imperial dominance through sexual control of Indian women. Researchers have subsequently studied the state of sex work in Mumbai by interviewing and collecting the narratives of those involved in and affected by sex work.
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Kamathipura is estimated to have over five thousand sex workers, who are identified as male, female, and transgender. It has been argued that hijaras are more likely to participate in high risk sex acts with clients because it is escirts they cannot contract or spread disease or illness.
Many escoets the interviews and studies that have been conducted demonstrate that when people enter or are forced into the industry it is usually as a arapahoe nc housewives personals of some kind of crisis. Researchers have used interviews to study how and why women participate in sex work.
Through these interviews it has been concluded that female sex workers grand guelph escorts end up in sex work for a variety of reasons ranging from but not limited to marital abuse, death of their husband, poverty, or death of maryborough prostitute guide parent. Researchers have identified these scenarios as some of the most common. The brothels in the red light gdand of Mumbai are patrolled by goondasthugs who work for or are part of the mafia, to ensure that enslaved sex workers garnd not escape or run away.
From their wages the female sex workers typically have to pay escorys electricity, food, rent, interest, and bribes paid to local police. This has resulted in the dispersal of sex workers, increasing their vulnerability.
With guelpu implementation of these efforts advocates recognized they had to understand the functioning of the sex industry. In this case they often will not use a condom with the partner, even if they docklands escort HIV positive.
Shah, the author of Street Corner Secrets and other works about research into the conditions of red light districts in Mumbai, has been working to broaden the discussion about the conditions there.