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Research Article

A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers to Condom Use among Female Sex Workers in China

  • Wu Jie equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Wu Jie, Zhou Xiaolan, Eileen Moyer

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Zhou Xiaolan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Wu Jie, Zhou Xiaolan, Eileen Moyer

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Lu Ciyong mail,

    luciyong@yahoo.cn

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Eileen Moyer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Wu Jie, Zhou Xiaolan, Eileen Moyer

    Affiliation: Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, Department of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Wang Hui,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Hong Lingyao,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Deng Xueqing

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046786

About the Authors

Wu Jie, Zhou Xiaolan, Lu Ciyong, Wang Hui, Hong Lingyao, Deng Xueqing
Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Eileen Moyer
Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, Department of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: luciyong@yahoo.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LCY WJ ZXL. Performed the experiments: WJ ZXL. Analyzed the data: ZXL WJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DXQ. Wrote the paper: WJ. Obtained permission for use of the software used in analysis: WH HLY DXQ.