How Heteronormative Paradigms Ostracize Queer Populations in Intimate Partner Violence Research

Huffpost Queer Voices Blog, 02/09/2016

Today, most research investigating IPV and other forms of sexual and partner violence focuses on heterosexual women as victims and heterosexual men as perpetrators, a notion that is justifiable in the realms of empirical evidence. However, when focusing on development, implementation and evaluation of effective intervention strategies to address IPV, current models are subject to heteronormative biases under the dominant gender binary paradigm.

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HIV Programs for Sex Workers: Lessons & Challenges for Developing & Delivering Programs

PLOS Medicine, Published: June 16, 2015

There is evidence that HIV prevention programs for sex workers, especially female sex workers, are cost-effective in several contexts, including many western countries, Thailand, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

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“Studies of sources of new infections and HIV transmission dynamics suggest that sex work contributes only a small fraction of new HIV infections, and investment in HIV programs must reflect these wide epidemic gradations”

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  • Access entire issue on ‘Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers’  here