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NCJ Number: 210386 Find in a Library
Title: Under the Radar: The Sexual Exploitation of Young Men, Executive Summary
Author(s): Sue McIntyre Dr.
Date Published: March 2005
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Alberta Children's Services
Edmonton, Aberta T5K2J6, Canada
Sale Source: Alberta Children's Services
6th & 7th Floor, Oxbridge Place
Edmonton, Aberta T5K2J6,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Summary); Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This is the executive summary of a report on a Canadian survey, conducted in Calgary and Edmonton between March 2003 and October 2003, which involved 37 young men who were interviewed about their participation in the "sexual exploitation trade."
Abstract: The survey found that 54 percent of the men were of Aboriginal heritage, and over half had been involved with child welfare services. Just over one-third had completed high school; 95 percent had a history of running away from home; and nearly 70 percent had a history of being sexually molested prior to entering the street sex trade. Just over 75 percent had been physically abused and had witnessed aggression as children. Close to three-fourths of the youth entered the sex trade when they were under age 18. The men entered the trade at a younger age than women who were interviewed and remained in the trade longer. Virtually all of the men considered the sex trade as their last option for survival. Drug use was extensive in the sample. The men had a mixture of homosexual, heterosexual, and bisexual orientations. They reported receiving little attention or notice from service providers and revealed service needs that were different from those of young women; however, they had been influenced by public education efforts that emphasize condom use and HIV testing. Among this report's 14 recommendations is the recommendation that this study be expanded to other parts of Canada. In order to narrow the gap between services for women and men in the sex trade, the report also recommends that young men in the trade be engaged in dialog with service providers to assist in designing services for this population.
Main Term(s): Juvenile prostitution
Index Term(s): Child abuse as delinquency factor; Foreign criminal justice research; Male female offender comparisons; Male offenders; Prostitution; Prostitution causes; Social service agencies; Social work; Social worker training
Note: Downloaded June 23, 2005; for the full report, see NCJ-210387.
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