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Table 9 Final items included in the female sex worker stigma metric

From: Development and reliability of metrics to characterize types and sources of stigma among men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Togo and Burkina Faso

 1. Have police ever harassed or intimidated you for being a sex worker?
 2. Were you ever arrested on charges related to sex work?
 3. Have you ever been verbally harassed and felt it was because you sell sex?
 4. Have you ever been blackmailed by someone because you sell sex?
 5. Have you ever been physically aggressed (pushed, shoved; slapped; hit; kicked; choked; or otherwise physically hurt)? Do you believe any of these experience(s) of physical violence was/were related to the fact that you sell sex?
 6. Have you ever been tortured by someone? If yes, do you believe this was because you sell sex?
 7. Have you ever been forced to have sex when you did not want to? (By forced, I mean physically forced, coerced to have sex, or penetrated with an object, when you did not want to). Do you believe any of these experiences of sexual violence were related to the fact that you sell sex?
 8. Have you ever been denied health services (or someone kept you from receiving health services) because you sell sex?
 9. Have you ever felt that you were not treated well in a health center because you sell sex?
 10. Have you ever heard healthcare providers gossiping about you because you sell sex?
 11. Have you ever felt afraid to go to healthcare services because you worry someone may learn you sell sex?
 12. Have you ever avoided going to healthcare services because you worry someone may learn you sell sex?
 13. Have you ever felt excluded from family gatherings because you sell sex?
 14. Have you ever felt that family members have made discriminatory remarks or gossiped about you because you sell sex?
 15. Have you ever felt rejected by your friends because you sell sex?
 16. Have you ever felt that the police refused to protect you because you sell sex?
 17. Have you ever avoided carrying condoms because you were afraid that they might get you in trouble with the police?
 18. Has a police officer ever taken condoms away from you, thrown them on the ground or in the garbage?
 19. Have you ever witnessed (i.e. seen) police confiscating or destroying condoms held by a sex worker or outreach worker?
 20. Have you ever heard about incidents when police confiscated or destroyed condoms held by other sex workers or by outreach workers?