Dr. Susan Witte presents paper at American Center for Mongolian Studies

November 5, 2009—Susan Witte, PhD, and Altantsetseg Batsukh, MD, MSW, co-PIs on the Women’s Wellness Project, presented a paper at the American Center for Mongolian Studies. The presentation discussed baseline findings from the Women’s Wellness Study on experiences of trauma and violence and its association with women’s sexual risk-taking behavior. The data comes from the first survey in Mongolia to examine the prevalence of intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse among sex workers. The strength of the association between sexual risk behaviors, intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse suggest that there is a critical need for trauma-based support services for this population. For more information, visit the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia website.