Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0120-386X
LOAIZA G, Martha Catalina; MORENO O., Lina Yésica and ZULUAGA P., Eliana. Separating mind and body: an approach to the thoughts and feelings of female university students/sexual workers. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.2, pp. 95-99. ISSN 0120-386X.
This article takes into account the vision of female university students who are also sexual workers and the meaning that job has for them. Objective: to understand the meaning that sexual job has for female university students/sexual workers, what they think and feel about it. Methodology: qualitative research was the starting point using ethnographical techniques such as the interview, the field diary and documental revision. Results: the daily life of female university students/sexual workers goes around their family, university and work, where they separate mind from body as a mechanism of emotional protection to avoid sadness and deception.
Keywords : female university students; sexual work; mind-body; qualitative research.