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The clinic’s anniversary comes at a time when the issue of sex work is being fiercely debated.
But then Scott notices a photograph of a little girl on her phone. Just a block away lies Edinburgh’s notorious pubic triangle, a junction on which three lap dancing clubs vie for seediness.Denise, an escort, who lives with her partner, but works from a friend’s flat, has come in today because she wants to be checked for STIs.After taking samples from the patient’s vagina and mouth, Scott, a consultant gynaecologist, checks if she should also swab her back passage. Examination over, Denise puts her ripped jeans and lumberjack-style shirt back on and chats to Scott.British, but of eastern Asian ethnicity, she is worried because a condom has split.She has no pain or discharge, but still wants to be tested.And the ratio of indigenous to foreign prostitutes now stands at .
“The needs of the foreign workers are quite different,” says Scott.
The pair talk about an eyelash course Chantelle plans to go on; but, spread-eagled on the couch, she suddenly becomes evasive.
Like most of the women, she insists she is in control of her life, but, as Scott takes her swabs, she requests a print-out of the results (these are usually given over the phone).“Why do you want a print-out? “I just need it.”“Do you have to show it to someone?
“Often they don’t have much English, they don’t have much understanding of protecting themselves and having safe sex.
Many arrive with blood-borne viruses [hepatitis B, hepatitis C and, in one alarming case, HIV] and sexually-transmitted infections [syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia].
Christmas is a time where unity and love is exemplified through gift giving, sharing of food, visitations to those who are less fortunate than us, and reconciling with loved ones whom we may have drifted apart from, says Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa.