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Problemas y dilemas éticos en la investigación de la explotación sexual comercial de niñas y niños

Author(s): Eva Maria Rodríguez | Leticia Vega | Rafael Gutiérrez

Journal: Salud Mental
ISSN 0185-3325

Volume: 31;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 403;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Social research ethics | commercial sexual exploitation of children | ethical dilemmas | children¿s rights | informed consent.

The article begins by defining commercial sexual explotation of children (CSEC) as an exercise of power that commercializes the sexual abuse of children and adolescents so that the exploiters, nearly always adult men, will obtain financial profit or some type of social, psychological or other satisfaction. Victims of CSEC are girls and, to a lesser extent, boys. In any case, they are persons under the age of 18, who have been stripped of their right to be respected and protected from slavery and sexual abuse, discrimination, sickness and crime. This usurpation of rights occurs in certain businesses in the sexual industry (such as prostitution in bars, saloon bars, eateries, brothels, hotels and in the journals, videos and websites on the Internet run by pornographers and child molesters) and the street sex market (including prostitution in streets, squares, beaches, and parks)...

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