Bangladesh: The Bitterest Pill by GMB Akash

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Josna, holding a blister pack of the steroid drug Oradexon, works as a bonded sex worker (Chhukri) in a brothel in Faridpur. Like many of her co-workers she is given Oradexon by her madam in order to make her look more attractive to prospective clients. One of its side effects is water retention, oedema, 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. .