Teenage Prostitution

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Teenage Prostitution by Mind Map: Teenage Prostitution

1. Causes

1.1. Dysfunctional Family

1.2. Peer pressure

1.3. History of sexual abuse

1.4. Government encouragement

1.5. Forced by child trafficking dudes

1.6. Teenage rebellion

2. Effects

2.1. Socio-economic problems

2.2. Affects the teenagers psychologically

2.3. Disrupts education / upbringing

2.4. Health risks

2.5. Violence inflicted on prostitutes

2.5.1. (homicide rate estimated to be 204 per 100,000)

3. The Netherlands

3.1. Legal and regulated

3.2. More than 60,000 prostitutes, 25,000 working at any particular time

3.3. More than 200 child trafficking rings were captured

3.3.1. Prominence of child trafficking in the Netherlands

3.4. De Wallen, site for international sex tourism

3.5. 575 teenage prostitutes were found in De Wallen in 2008 alone

3.6. Around 30% of them are from dysfunctional families, as surveyed by the Dutch government

3.7. 13.5% of men reported having paid for sex at least once in their life

3.8. 2.6% had done so during the past year

4. USA

4.1. Between 1967 and 1976, there was a 242% jump in female adolescent prostitution.

4.2. Of the 2 million estimated prostitutes in the United States, 600,000 are under the age of 18.

4.3. he average age for the beginning prostitution is 14, two years after she first experiences sex

5. Solutions

5.1. The government can delegalize prostitution (i.e. prostitution and prostitution-related activites can constitute criminal offences)

5.2. Prostitution can stiill be legalized and subject to formal government regulation.

5.3. Though a law proposal has been introduced in 2009 to ban prostitution by people younger than 21, it was deferred.

5.4. Education in skills and services

5.5. Vocational training

5.6. Provides assistance to those in need with the help of NGOs

5.6.1. 24 hour help service

5.6.2. Workshops

5.7. Educate and raise awareness