Drug Use and Sex Work Among At-risk Women: A Qualitative Study of Initial Factors

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To Cite : Roshanfekr P, Noori R, Dejman M, Fathi Geshnigani Z, Rafiey H. et al. Drug Use and Sex Work Among At-risk Women: A Qualitative Study of Initial Factors, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2015 ;9(2):-. doi: 10.17795/ijpbs953.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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