Depresión Como Consecuencia de la Prostitución Femenina: caso Burdeles de Rocafuerte, Ecuador
Pc. Cl. Hernán Andrés Cedeño Cedeño, Lucetty Stefania Delgado Ponce, Ph.D. Juan Carlos Morales Intriago, Mg. María de los Angeles Ormaza Pincay

The environment and the conditions in which sex workers perform is generally filled with violence, which affects not only their physical health but also their mental health, which is why the present study aims to determine the magnitude of depressive symptoms And associated factors in women providing this service. The research has a quantitative methodological design supported by the descriptive method, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) was applied to 35 sex workers from the brothels of the canton Rocafuerte, to measure depressive symptoms and a documentary analysis to substantiate theories , Identify socio-demographic factors and characterize the exercise of prostitution in the sector. Within the results, we found that at least one in every two prostitutes presented some level of depressive symptoms, which related to physical, psychological and social rejection.

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