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

  title={Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions.},
  author={Brian M Willis and Barry S. Levy},
  volume={359 9315},
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… CONTINUE READING


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