On the Decriminalization of Sex Work in China

HIV and Patients’ Rights

  • Authors
  • Jinmei Meng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jinmei Meng
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jinmei Meng
    Pages 21-50
  4. Jinmei Meng
    Pages 51-84
  5. Jinmei Meng
    Pages 85-136
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-209

About this book


This study argues that the decriminalization of sex work in China can contribute to HIV prevention and human rights protection. The argument is supported by six key concepts: the universality of human rights, rights-based approaches to HIV, sex work as work, risk environment for HIV transmission, decriminalization of sex work as a preferred model for HIV prevention, and rights-based responses to HIV and sex work. Three research methods are used, including research methods from law, social science, and public health. Recommendations are provided to reform Chinese law and HIV policy.


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