An analysis of family sex composition preferences as well as the relationship between actual family sex composition and desire for no additional children among a national sample of Filipino women is presented. An emphasis on balance or son-daughter equivalence is strongest in Metropolitan Manila. Son preference is highest in rural Mindanao and Sulu, primarily due to the concentration of Muslims in this section of the country and secondarily to its pioneer environment and the presumed utility of sons in such a milieu. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
Lianne A. Urada, Robert M. Malow, Nina C. Santos, Donald E. Consistent condom use among high risk groups such as female sex workers FSWs remains low. However, adolescent FSWs received more advice from their managers to convince clients to use condoms or else to refuse sex, compared to older FSWs. Both adolescent and the oldest FSWs had elevated sexually transmitted infections STIs and inconsistent condom use compared to other groups.
Sons, Daughters or Both?: An Analysis of Family Sex Composition Preferences in the Philippines
The Philippine Sex Workers Collective is an organisation of current and former sex workers who reject the criminalisation of sex work and the dominant portrayal of sex workers as victims. Based on interviews with leaders of the Collective and fifty other sex workers in Metro Manila, the author argues in this paper that a range of contextual constraints limits the ability of Filipino sex workers to effectively organise and lobby for their rights. For example, the Collective cannot legally register because of the criminalisation of sex work, and this impacts their ability to access funding and recruit members. The stigma against sex work in a predominantly Catholic country is another constraint. Finally, the author reflects on strategies the Collective could adopt to navigate the limited space they have for representation, such as crucial partnerships, outreach work, and legal remedies.
Sex trafficking in the Philippines is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and slavery that occurs in the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines is a country of origin and, to a lesser extent, a destination and transit for sexually trafficked persons. Sex trafficking victims in the country are from all ethnic groups in the Philippines and foreigners. Children       and people in poverty   and with low education levels are vulnerable.