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MUMBAI, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Sex workers in India often give Canada Goose Coats On Sale birth in their brothels then ignore the health needs of their growing children canada goose uk black friday for Canada Goose Online fear of meeting prejudice in the medical system, new research shows.

The study interviewed tens of prostitutes servicing cheap canada goose uk the busy west Indian cheap canada goose city of Pune, a major IT and auto hub that draws skilled workers from across the buy canada goose jacket cheap country.

It found the women were well aware of the risks canada goose clearance they faced from sexually transmitted diseases canada goose coats on sale but had no knowledge of their canada goose coats own children health needs. Many of their infants were malnourished and lacked the most basic of immunisations.

women do not have the courage to go to the uk canada goose government hospital fearing stigma, Mrunmayee Mangale, who conducted the research, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation late on Thursday.

According to government data, there are more than 200 brothels in canada goose uk shop Pune, the second largest city Canada Goose Outlet after Mumbai in the state of uk canada goose outlet Maharashtra, which canada goose black friday sale is among the biggest destinations for trafficked women in the country.

the sex workers I interviewed were aware of HIV/AIDS, the use of condoms and their vulnerability to other cheap Canada Goose sexually transmitted diseases, said Mangale, a medicine student at canadian goose jacket Pune Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College.

they Canada Goose sale are taught about their health, but the children health is ignored, Canada Goose online Mangale added.

Campaigns aimed at prostitutes often concentrate on sexual health, rather than reproductive or child health, leaving mother and child vulnerable to serious medical problems.

OXFORD OF THE EAST Pune is located about 150 kms from Mumbai and is one of the fastest growing cities buy canada goose jacket in the Asia Pacific region.

It plays host to major technology Canada Goose Jackets and auto firms, and is dubbed of Canada Goose Parka the East for its many seats of education.

The sex canadagooseparks workers, by contrast to their canada goose clients, are often poor, rural and unschooled.

Mangale mapped 50 mothers aged 15 30, canada goose clearance sale half of whom were from outside Maharashtra, and most of whom were illiterate.

Mangale found many delivered their babies inside their place of work the brothel often aided only by untrained midwives.

Nearly 22 percent of their children were found to be malnourished, and their mothers displayed poor knowledge of nutrition and the most common childhood illnesses.

Most mothers knew canada goose factory sale the importance of breastfeeding their babies, but didn know for how long, the study found.

Mangale project has earned her a spot to discuss healthcare in conflicts at the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting at Tokyo in September.

Campaigners say many children are cared for by charities in red light areas, but as the sex trade shifts to private lodges and hotels, it is more difficult to monitor their health. Please credit canada goose store Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of canada goose uk outlet Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience.