Bangladesh: The Bitterest Pill by GMB Akash

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Asha talking to a man at the entrance to the brothel where she works as a bonded sex worker (Chhukri). Like many of her co-workers she is given Oradexon, a steroid drug, by her madam in order to make her look more attractive to prospective clients. One of its side effects is water retention which can result in a 'plump' look that is considered attractive among some Bangladeshi men. Oradexon has many other harmful side effects if not correctly administered and can be addictive. As a form of the drug is used on farms to fatten cows Asha calls it 'the cow drug'....