Research

Participant Callout

Are you a man, non-binary or Two-Spirit person who has sold sex in the last year? Do you want to see better policies and programs that support people in the sex industry? We want to hear from you!

Who can participate?

We are interested in talking to men, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people who have:
  • sold sex in the past year, or
  • exchanged sex for food, shelter, or drugs in the past year.

What is the research?

The research is on the health and safety of men, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in the sex industry in Metro Vancouver and Victoria. As the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) we want to know about issues you face doing sex work and how current sex work laws have impacted you. Our goal is to help inform polices and programs that support men, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in the sex industry.

What does it involve?

An in-depth interview which is:
  • confidential
  • lasts 1-2 hours, and
  • can be done in person in our Vancouver Office, over the phone, or online via Zoom.

How will you benefit?

Participants will receive a $40 honorarium in appreciation of your time and expertise.
Your participation will help us inform better policy and programs for sex workers.

How can you participate or get more information? 

Please contact Brett Koenig at research@cgshe.ubc.ca or 236.788.9320.

About us

This study is part of CGSHE’s larger 10-year AESHA Project (An Evaluation of Sex Workers Health Access), a community-based research project with and for sex workers led by Principal Investigator Dr. Andrea Krüsi. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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