Prostitution in Five Countries: Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  title={Prostitution in Five Countries: Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Melissa Farley and Işin Baral and Merab Kambamu Kiremire and Ufuk Sezgin},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={405 - 426}
We initiated this research in order to address some of the issues that have arisen in discussions about the nature of prostitution. In particular: is prostitution just a job or is it a violation of human rights? From the authors' perspective, prostitution is an act of violence against women; it is an act which is intrinsically traumatizing to the person being prostituted. We interviewed 475 people (including women, men and the transgendered) currently and recently prostituted in five countries… 

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