Monday, April 12, 2010

From a Fellow Advocate

from Mike Scur, Hotline Advocate since Fall 2009

It goes without saying the women who engage in prostitution are a vulnerable population regarding sexual assault.

Farley and Barkan (1998) report that 68% of sex workers in a San Francisco sample had been raped while engaging in prostitution work.

This graphic provides a chilling insight into some of the demographics and statistics behind the sex trade industry.

Farley, M.,& Barkan, H. (1998). Prostitution, violence, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Women & Health, 27(3), 37-49.

The Stats Behind Prostitution
Via: Online Schools

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