Transgender Sex Work and Society

Edited by Larry Nuttbrock

Harrington Park Press, LLC

Transgender Sex Work and Society

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Pub Date: November 2017

ISBN: 9781939594228

416 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $75.00£62.95

Pub Date: November 2017

ISBN: 9781939594235

416 Pages

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Transgender Sex Work and Society

Edited by Larry Nuttbrock

Harrington Park Press, LLC

This is the only book that systematically examines transgender sex work in the United States and globally. Bringing together perspectives from a rich range of disciplines and experiences, it is an invaluable resource on issues related to commercial sex in the transgender community and in the lives of trans sex workers, including mental health, substance use, relationship dynamics, encounters with the criminal justice system, and opportunities and challenges in the realm of public health.

The volume covers trans sex workers' interactions with health, social service, and mental-health agencies, featuring more than forty contributors from across the globe. Synthesizing introductions by the editor help organize and put into context a vast and scattered research and empirical literature. The book is essential for researchers, health practitioners, and policy analysts in the areas of sex-work research, HIV/AIDS, and LGBTQ/gender studies.
This book explores the role of sex work in the lives of transgender women and the hazards that come with this type of work, revealing a complex interplay between sex and gender, survival and validation, desire and love, social justice and health. A must-read for any researcher, health provider, advocate, or policy maker concerned with the health and well-being of sex workers of all genders. Walter Bockting, codirector, Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Columbia University Medical Center
This is a wonderful collection that helps to fill a huge gap in the research literature. Transgender individuals are the least studied of all sex workers. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers key social, health, victimization, criminal justice, and policy issues in different nations. The findings document diversity within the transgender population but also indicate that transgender individuals face some unique challenges and are doubly stigmatized by virtue of their gender and involvement in sex work. Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, author of Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business and Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography and the Sex Industry

About the Author

Larry Nuttbrock received a Ph.D in sociology from Case Western Reserve University. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology from Columbia University. Currently a private research consultant, he was previously affiliated with the National Development and Research Institutes in New York City. He recently completed a large NIH-funded study of HIV among transgender women and remains active in the field of transgender health.