Associations between childhood maltreatment and sex work in a cohort of drug-using youth.

@article{Stoltz2007AssociationsBC,
  title={Associations between childhood maltreatment and sex work in a cohort of drug-using youth.},
  author={J Stoltz and Kate Shannon and Thomas Kerr and Ruth Yuee Zhang and Julio S. G. Montaner and Evan Wood},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={1214-21}
}
Although research has examined the impacts of childhood maltreatment among various marginalized populations, few studies have explored the relationship between child abuse and subsequent involvement in sex work among drug-using street-involved youth. In the present study, the relationships between the level of childhood maltreatment and involvement in sex work were examined using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) as part of an extensive interview protocol in an ongoing prospective cohort… CONTINUE READING

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