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The final sample comprised individuals, representing 3 subgroups of prostitutes, female, male, and transgender male. Major health needs included protection from physical and sexual assault, social support, counseling, addictions treatment, job training, and medical care. Effective program development for inner-city prostitutes needs to acknowledge the presence of distinct subpopulations and the pervasive influence of PTSD on health status.
Though physical alterations were cited to enhance earning power in prostitution via the ability to emulate a feminine appearance, injecting substances like motor oil can be fatal if circulated in the bloodstream Howe et al. Other significant health problems for transgender persons, including those in prostitution, relate to their emotional health Nuttbrock et al. A study of transgenders in New York — one of the few studies to examine mental health and transgenders -reflected significant high levels of psychiatric distress over the course of the lifetime, particularly depression three times higher compared to the general population and suicidal ideation Nuttbrock et al.
Prostitution also entails financial incentives, not only for survival but to be able to maintain their gender identify through hormone therapy and transgenderrelated surgeries Sausa et al. Some studies suggest that sex work fills an emotional need to be sexually desired and " had " as a woman Howe et al. The study demonstrated that effects of interpersonal trauma are cumulative such that women who experienced either child abuse or adult rape were six times more likely to have PTSD, whereas women who experienced both child abuse and rape were 17 times more likely to have PTSD Schumm et al.