Prostitution (child)

Montgomery, Heather (2015). Prostitution (child). In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne eds. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell.



Child prostitution is the use of a child in sexual activities for remuneration or any other form of consideration. There are several types of child prostitution, including trafficking, debt-bondage, “survival sex,” and religiously sanctioned child prostitution. Child prostitution differs between the Euro-American and Asia regions, with children in the former often alienated from their families, while those in the latter continue to support them. There are certain themes, however — risk, exploitation, relationships with clients, and the links between prostitution and other forms of sexual abuse — that are relevant to all child prostitutes.

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