Transgender Sex Work and Society


Edited By
Larry Nuttbrock

416 pages

Paperback, $50.00 / £40.00 ISBN: 9781939594402
Hardcover, $75.00 / £62.95 ISBN: 9781939594228
E-book, $45.99 / £38.95 ISBN: 9781939594235

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Over the Rainbow Award, 2019
(Official selection), sponsored by
the GLBT Roundtable, American
Library Association

The 62nd New England Book Show
2019 Award of Excellence
(2nd place winner in professional,
non-illustrated book design category)



“This is an impressive, scholarly monograph, which devotes substantial attention to delineating the reasons why many transgender women become sex workers, and offers a broad array of diverse cultural perspectives. The comprehensive approach allows the reader to fully understand the social and structural challenges that transgender women face, and offers insights that can lead to effective, culturally competent health programs.”
Kenneth Mayer, MD, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director, The Fenway Institute Director of HIV Prevention Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“For scholars and service providers seeking to understand the sociocultural and health context of trans women engaged in sex work, this comprehensive and timely volume provides a range of expert opinions, empirical data, and evidence-based calls to action from around the world. A must-read for anyone engaging with trans women and/or sex workers in healthcare, research, or community-based settings.”
Jae Sevelius, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

“This book explores the role of sex work in the lives of transgender women and the hazards that come with this type of work, revealing a complex interplay between sex and gender, survival and validation, desire and love, social justice and health. A must-read for any researcher, health provider, advocate, or policy maker concerned with the health and well-being of sex workers of all genders.”
Walter Bockting, PhD, Co-Director, Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Columbia University Medical Center

“This is a wonderful collection that helps to fill a huge gap in the research literature. Transgender individuals are the least studied of all sex workers. Wide-ranging in scope, the book covers key social, health, victimization, criminal justice, and policy issues in different nations. The findings document diversity within the transgender population but also indicate that transgender individuals face some unique challenges and are doubly stigmatized by virtue of their gender and involvement in sex work.”
Ronald Weitzer, PhD, George Washington University, author of Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business, and Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography and the Sex Industry