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

@article{Willis2002ChildPG,
  title={Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions},
  author={Brian M. Willis and Barry S. Levy},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={1417-1422}
}

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