Effects Of Prostitution

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There are currently 2.5 million people involved in the human trafficking industry and 33 million involved in prostitution according to (Soroptimist) and (Foundation Sccelles). Human trafficking and prostitution go hand and hand with one another. Both prostitution and human trafficking certainly effect many women around the world in very negative ways. These crime industries are centered on psychological and physical pain that all begin with anything from sexual abuse as a child to immense poverty which force these women to turn to prostitution and or get caught in the human trafficking ring. Prostitution and human trafficking may have different causes, but their effects on women are the same.

Do women give themselves up for just an act of
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These women are taken from family, friends, and sometimes even their countries. This emotionally affects their sense of identity and security. Women are manipulated into thinking they are objects rather than actual humans just being sold off to whoever wants them. Drugs are used to take away the emotional pain and to become more compliant to their traffickers, but they soon become addicted. Women are being forced to have sex multiple times a day, which can led to diseases and pregnancies. Sexually transmitted diseases are commonly seen in these women through the sexual abuse they encounter on a day to day basis. Is there any escaping this emotional imprisonment? Even when the women are rescued from this torturous industry, the emotional turmoil is still present. Physical scars may go away, but the internal bondage may never go away.

What is the core difference between prostitution and human trafficking? Human trafficking denies women their human rights, while prostitution is a human occupation. During human trafficking women are coerced and tricked into the industry. On the other hand, women in prostitution are not tricked or manipulated, but they are choosing that lifestyle even though
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Prostitution has objectified women causing them to be viewed as objects to every man. Prostitution also undermines the institution of marriage. These prostitutes have provided an environment for men to become unfaithful to their wives and girlfriends which can also lead to the spreading of diseases. When men have sex with prostitutes and sexual slaves they are bringing these diseases home to their wives. This begins a cycle of sexually transmitted disease which can lower the health of our society. These diseases include chlamydia, HIV’s, gonorrhea, etc. Human trafficking can affect our community by increasing the violence and murder of women when they are seen as objects to the men they are sold to. With the buying and selling of women comes a lot of substance abuse between the women and traffickers. This prostitution and human trafficking, ultimately can lower the value of our society.

Prostitution and human trafficking have affected women and our society all over around the world, both physically and psychologically. These crime industries have stirred the emotions of women for decades and still do. The hardships these women have endured has left them feeling deprived of their natural worth. The physical bruises and scars may have cleared up, but nothing will be able to clear up the emotional toll they have gone through, whether they were prostitutes or involved in human

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