Child Sexual Abuse: The Tragedy of Child Prostitution
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This paper discusses the most extreme form of child sexual abuse, child prostitution. The author provides statistics on child prostitutes in various countries around the world and discusses the possible reasons that might result in a child turning to prostitution. The paper sees child prostitution as part of a larger social problem, which is the inability to take care of and provide for children. The author also discusses problems and hardships such as the spread of diseases and physical abuse faced by children in this trade.
From the Paper:"Child sexual abuse is a serious concern, but most people who think about it think only of parents or relatively molesting children, or a child being kidnapped and molested here in the United States. These are terrible things to have happen to children, but there are worse problems, and one of them is an extreme form of child abuse - child prostitution. While child prostitution is not something Americans hear about very often, it is a crime, a tragedy, and a serious problem; especially in other countries that do not have the same beliefs that most Americans do. Child prostitution can involve anyone under the age of 18, but most child prostitutes are much younger. Some are as young as 7 and 8 years old."
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- Child prostitution spreads among young Haitians. (1996). AIDS Weekly Plus, September 23, 25.
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Cite this Analytical Essay:
Child Sexual Abuse: The Tragedy of Child Prostitution (2009, January 25) Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/child-sexual-abuse-the-tragedy-of-child-prostitution-111555/
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