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Transcript of Prostitution
Courtney Booth General Facts: Types of
Prostitution Prostitution Industry: Where it happens: Consequences: Sources: Prostitution: pros·ti·tu·tion (noun)- "The practice or occupation of engaging in sex with someone for payment" -The death rate for prostitutes in the U.S. is 204 out of every 100,000
-The average prostitute gets physically attacked at least once a month
-Average age of entry into prostitution is 13-14 years old, and most girls are forced by threats or recruited by someone else
-85% of prostitute/clients reported history of sexual abuse in childhood; 70% reported incest (Council for Prostitution Alternatives)
-Prostitution is illegal in the United States except in 11 rural counties in Nevada.
-An estimated 1% of American women, or over one million people in the United States, have worked as prostitutes. http://www.11points.com/Dating-Sex/11_Myths_and_Facts_About_Prostitution_in_America
Shuster, S. (October 9, 2010). Prostitution: Ukraine's Unstoppable Export. Time World. Retrieved from: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2022987,00.html
N.A.(November 28, 2011). Prostitution. New World Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Prostitution
•Window or doorway
•Club, pub, bar
•Bondage and discipline
•Sex for drugs
•Survival sex -Occurs often in Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova.
-Since break up of Soviet Union many Chinese, Western European, Turkish, and Israeli women are prostitutes
-MANY from Eastern Europe and Asia are prostitutes and tens of thousands of Eastern European and Asian women are prostitutes in Dubai.
-Sex trafficking and prostitution has been documented in 161 countries including U.S.
-Sex trafficking now considered the U.S. 3rd largest profit earner for organized crimes
-In Muslim countries prostitution carries death penalty
-Prostitutes are tax-paying, unionized professionals in the Netherlands. brothels are legal and advertised business there; they must be 18 to be a prostitute and age 16 to consent. Germany, Switzerland, and New Zealand are similar.
-In Australian's state New South Wales any person over 18 may offer to provide sexual services in exchange for money
-In Sweden it is legal to sell sex but illegal to be a pimp (similar to Bulgaria, Brazil, and Costa Rica). -The greatest health consequences of prostitution are drug abuse, violence, and sexually transmitted infections
-Prostitutes are often victimized by the person for whom they work, and by their customers
-Other health issues related to prostitution are early pregnancy for juveniles, rape, tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, assault, and other acts of violence—including murder.
- In places where it is common, prostitution lowers the value of property.
-It also degrades the status of women.
-Published research studies concerning prostitution as a public health issue in urban communities have come primarily from developing countries. -Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately $31.6 billion USD each year. Specifically, trafficking for sexual exploitation generates $27.8 billion USD per year
-Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
-At $13.3 billion, the 2006 revenues of the sex and porn industry in the U.S. are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined
-Worldwide sex industry sales for 2006 are reported to be $97 billion. To put this in perspective, Microsoft, who sells the operating system used on most of the computers in the world (in addition to other software) reported sales of $44.8 billion in 2006
-The average annual income of an employee at one Nevada brothel working only one week per month is at least $100,000. Based on this figure, each legally licensed sex worker would contribute more than $20,000 in federal income taxes per year.