Illegal Sex Workers In India Elligible For Life Insurance

Commercial sex workers in India now have the option of purchasing life insurance policies even though their line of work is illegal in the country. When a few sex workers approached the Life Insurance Corporation of India, the company agreed to provide coverage provided the sex workers get routine medical check-ups since they’re at a high risk for HIV/AIDS, and so far, about 200 have signed up for life insurance. The goal is to bring 50 percent of the 1.2 million sex workers under the insurance coverage by the end of 2008, according to the “Committee for Indomitable Women,” and some sex workers hope this is a step toward legalizing their profession. [Medical News Today]