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Barriers of seeking for health services for STDs and HIV-AIDS in Puskesmas experienced by Female Sex Workers; between needs and demands

dr. Pande Putu Januraga, M.Kes, DrPH, PANDE PUTU JANURAGA (2010) Barriers of seeking for health services for STDs and HIV-AIDS in Puskesmas experienced by Female Sex Workers; between needs and demands. -, -. ISSN -

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Abstract

Aim of Study: To identify barriers of seeking for health services for STDs and HIVAIDS in Puskesmas (primary health center) experienced by FSWs, and explore possible solutions accordingly. Method: Using a qualitative research design, we have interviewed Head of Puskesmas, pimps and FSWs. Question guide was developed prior to conducting an interview. Content analysis was used to analyze the results, and data was validated using several techniques of validating qualitative data such as member checking, peer debriefing, and comparison with other studies. Results: The main barriers encountered by FSWs in seeking health care services are related to issues on convenience, privacy, and communication. In most cases, these “demands” issues are often neglected by the Puskesmas. The themes on possible contribution on healthcare financing for FSWs was also emerged. This issue has been neglected possibly due to the stigma attached to this group. The potential role of as peer educators was also emerged. Empowerment of Puskesmas needs to be enhanced in order for it to be effective in providing comprehensive health care services for FSWs. The overloaded duties, lack of qualities of human resources, inadequate facilities were among the challenges that should be considered. Conclusions: Puskesmas should identify not only health needs of FSW’s but also their demands to eliminate the barriers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: -
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 21:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 05:58
URI: http://erepo.unud.ac.id/id/eprint/8183

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