Correlates of Engaging in Survival Sex among Homeless Youth and Young Adults

  title={Correlates of Engaging in Survival Sex among Homeless Youth and Young Adults},
  author={N. Eugene Walls and Stephanie Bell},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={423 - 436}
Using a sample of 1,625 homeless youth and young adults aged 10 to 25 from 28 different states in the United States, this study examines the correlates of having engaged in survival sex. Findings suggest that differences exist based on demographic variables (gender, age, race, and sexual orientation), lifetime drug use (inhalants, Valium™, crack cocaine, alcohol, Coricidin™, and morphine), recent drug use (alcohol, ecstasy, heroin, and methamphetamine), mental health variables (suicide attempts… 

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