survival sex


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survival sex

Engaging in sexual intercourse to secure basic human needs (food, clothing, or shelter).
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Ferris (2008) turns to Maria Campbell's 1973 autobiographical novel Halfbreed in an effort to understand the possibility and meanings of agency even in the context of survival sex.
Single or widowed women who are known to have survived sexual violence or engaged in survival sex, those who are pregnant outside of marriage or who have left a relationship because of domestic violence--all report experiencing isolation.
In this study, the bivariate analyses showed that variables associated with medical service use included age, race, gender, sexual orientation, education, living arrangement, alcohol use, cocaine use, drug injection, risky needle use, physical and sexual abuse, survival sex trading, HIV testing/ counseling, HIV infection status, and case management.
Survival sex has been reported on a family level, an individual level and through organised networks.
Such analyses also highlight a number of reasons for divisions between sex worker activists who work from a labour activist and/or communal human rights position and activists who foreground the role of state-sanctioned racism and colonial violence in populating the survival sex industry.
A good relationship with mother had an inverse association with survival sex (trading sex for money, shelter, or other rewards, and/ or participating in pornography) among homeless youth, whereas no association was found between their paternal relationship and survival sex (Stein, Milburn, Zane, & Rotheram-Borus, 2009).
He also discusses the consequences of homelessness, such as survival sex and commercial child sexual exploitation, sexually transmitted diseases like HIV and other health concerns, and violence experienced by these children, as well as efforts to decrease running away and combat the victimization of these children.
We have kids who have been repeatedly violated throughout their childhoods, and they transition directly into survival sex work.
Of 108 women involved in survival sex in Middlesbrough, 33 had children taken into care.
For many of those working in what's called survival sex, it's the only option they have, or the only option that they see they have.
One of the things that I noticed is that poverty is the cause or the reason that women end up in the survival sex trade," said Allan.

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