publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions

Brian M Willis; Barry S Levy;
  • Published: 01 May 2002
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Summary Child prostitution is a significant global problem that has yet to receive appropriate medical and public health attention. Worldwide, an estimated 1 million children are forced into prostitution every year and the total number of prostituted children could be as high as 10 million. Inadequate data exist on the health problems faced by prostituted children, who are at high risk of infectious disease, pregnancy, mental illness, substance abuse, and violence. Child prostitution, like other forms of child sexual abuse, is not only a cause of death and high morbidity in millions of children, but also a gross violation of their rights and dignity. In this art...
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free text keywords: Suicide prevention, Global health, Child prostitution, organization.sector, organization, Environmental health, Child sexual abuse, Occupational safety and health, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Public health, Criminology, Sexual abuse, business.industry, business, Health policy
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2002

Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions

Brian M Willis; Barry S Levy;