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The overall purpose of this research is to assess the perception of community toward the practice of commercial sex work and its implication on the health care of prostitutes in Gondar town. Inconsequent, the researcher used descriptive research with cross-sectional study design of both quantitative and qualitative research approach was used. Hence, survey method and key informant interviews guide line have been used to generate primary data from the selected respondents in pertaining to the subject of the study. And the data has been analyzed through utilized convergent methods of data analysis. Accordingly, study participants have been selected from the opted area. Among those respondents, twenty two commercial sex workers were taken for gathering information pertaining to the specific objectives of the inquiry and five key informant are opted from the community members, so as to informing the perception of the community which perceived toward the activity of prostitutes. Therefore, by using the aforementioned methods of data collection, the researcher obtained various finding. From the commencement, the majority of prostitutes were forced by scarcity of job to join in commercial sex work. Besides, the availability of income which emanated from such sort of work was spike prostitutes to commercial sex work. Majority of respondents were informed that the attitude of community toward prostitution was not god. Furthermore majority (36.4 %) of respondent were hinder by shortage of money to health care, which followed by, negative attitudes of community that accounts 22.7 % out of the entire respondents and also they confront various challenges that caused by community attitudes. Eventually, researcher attempted to forward recommendation’s based upon the fining of the study


Commercial sex work Community perception Health care

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Abie Assres Fenta 2021. An assessment on the perception of community toward the practice of commercial sex work and its implication on the health care of prostitutes” in Gondar town. International Journal on Integrated Education. 4, 3 (Mar. 2021), 193-205. DOI:


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