The Relationship Between Homeless Youth And Sex For Survival Essays
Walls and Bell (2010), state that homeless youth typically engage in survival sex as a last resort because they have few ways to support themselves while living on the streets, and it still appears to be prevalent in homeless youth. Unfortunately, for some of these young adults, survival sex has consequences such as, sexual victimization, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, becoming pregnant, and mental health concerns like suicide attempts (Tyler, 2007).
It is unknown exactly how many youths participate in survival sex, as estimates range from 10% to 50% (Greene, et al., 1999). This variation occurs because of different sampling strategies, age, and the definition “survival…