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Bangladeshi Sex Workers Take Cow Steroids To Mask Their Real Age

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Women & Gender

ActionAid, a British charity, mentioned in a recent report [1] that 90% of commercial sex workers in Bangladesh are addicted to Oradexon, a steroid meant for cattle. Diaspora Bangladeshi blogger Anushay Hossain [2] explains why they use this drug:

This medicine meant to fatten cows has become the preferred drug among the madams [employers of sex workers] of Bangladesh. They are using the pills to mask the real age of the underage girls working for sex in their brothels by making them appear older and at the same time making the more ‘seasoned’ sex-worker look plum and voluptuous.