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Adolescents in prostitution situation: an analyses of the commercial sexual exploitation in the contemporary society / Adolescentes em situação de prostituição: uma análise sobre a exploração sexual comercial na sociedade contemporânea

Author(s): Renata Maria Coimbra Libório

Journal: Psicologia : Reflexão e Crítica
ISSN 0102-7972

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 413;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Commercial sexual exploitation | adolescents | violation of rights | qualitative research

The present research had as main objective to understand the processes that lead to the production of the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents in the contemporary society. An analysis of the literature of the area and field study was accomplished which counted on the participation by fourteen female adolescents who were involved in the prostitution modality. We used as instruments: questionnairy-interviews, oral reports, observation and information of the social educators. The social-demographic profile of the adolescents and their families was elaborated and was created expressive thematic categories of the identified contents. We confirmed that in the production of the phenomenon there are multiple factors that intersect themselves in a synergic way in the adolescents' path life. Affronting policies require macro-structural and focal actions, besides it is necessary that we rethink the conceptions, concerning to children and adolescents rights, about the sexuality experiences, cultural and social values that end allowing the emergency and perpetuation of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
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