This paper describes the involvement of young female tourists who visit rural Costa Rica with gringueros i. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve. The overall project, of which these data sets are part, also included a short survey with tourists to the area data not reported on here. However, due to time limitations on the part of tourists, it was impossible to collect in-depth qualitative data with them. When respondents opted not to be tape-recorded, the researcher took extensive notes while conducting the interview, and typed them up as soon as possible after the interview.
Female Tourists, Casual Sex, and HIV Risk in Costa Rica
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Prostitution in Costa Rica is legal. Costa Rica 's legal system is based on Roman law rather than common law , and so for prostitution to be illegal it would have to be explicitly stated as such in a penal code, and it is not. Nevertheless, many of the activities surrounding it are illegal,  as the law forbids promoting or facilitating the prostitution of another, and therefore pimping , brothels , or prostitution rings are illegal. The large growth in sex tourism prompted the Government of Costa Rica introduce a voluntary  registration scheme for prostitutes.
Female condom acceptability among sex workers in Costa Rica
Each woman was trained in use of the female condom and was asked to use the device if clients refused to use male condoms during a 2-week study period male condoms were also distributed. Two follow-up visits with short interviews were scheduled, including questions on general reaction to the female condom by the participants and their clients, ease and comfort of use, and preferences for male or female devices. Sixty-seven percent of the participants preferred the female condom over the male condom, and, according to the the women, over half of their clients liked the female condom "very much" or "somewhat.