NEW INTERNATIONALIST, ISSUE 252 - FEBRUARY 1994, "THE HEALTHY HOOKER"

Catherine Healy and Anna Reed from NZPC write in "new internationalist" magazine on the positive role sex workers in New Zealand play in promoting safer sex practices. They note how, despite this positive role, sex workers are still considered a source of disease and highlight the role of the media in perpetuating this stereotype. They summarise the experience of sex workers around the world including the impact of criminalisation of their work and conclude by looking forward to the day when the word 'prostitute' is replaced with the phrase 'safe sex educator.'