Barriers to Access to PMTCT Services by Female Sex Workers

Publications - Released in 2014

The study was conducted with objectives to explore the barriers to access and utilization of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services by pregnant key populations and describe the factors of not accessing PMTCT services. Because of non-availability of pregnant key populations other than FSWs for participation in the study, the study exploration focused only on the FSWs. An exploratory qualitative research design was applied where Round Table Discussions with Key Informants and Individual Depth Interviews (IDIs) with FSWs. During IDIs, short quantitative questions were also posed to this non-random sample to be able to quantify some of the key variables of interest.


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  • National AIDS Programme (NAP) - Myanmar
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Burnet Institute