Indigenous Health

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Below are brief descriptions of selected articles on housing and living spaces in the Downtown Eastside. Each featured article comes with a research summary, and its full text has been archived in cIRcle, UBC’s open access repository.

Featured articles

‘Stolen Generations’: Child apprehension & HIV risk for sex workers of Aboriginal ancestry

Sex workers of Indigenous ancestry were 66% more likely to have their children taken away from them than other sex workers.

Youth who sell sex: The need for housing and supports just for youth

This study demonstrates a need for prevention, treatment, healing and housing services specifically for young, Aboriginal women.

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