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Why Women Get Involved in Prostitution

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Prostitution has been going on for many centuries. Many studies have gone on, researching and trying to understand on why women get involved with prostitution and the main effects it has on then. Some report the main causes of early prostitution was due to poverty and deviance. Many see it as a career, a way to make a living and survive and provide for their families. “Studies show that many women engage themselves in such activities as prostitution by their own choice, forced into it, or because of their own mental health state.”(Chudakov 305) The start of prostitution started centuries. In the beginning many women were obligated to have sex with men. Along with citizens from other countries being forced onto cluttered boats to come to the United States as slaves, women were forced and used as sexual objects. Over time, women started getting paid for their sexual favors, many recent studies prove mainly that poverty drove women into prostitution. Women from all ages engaged in sexual acts, as a way to get by. Prostitution occurs all over the world, in the United States it is not something you would think about on a daily basis, other countries it occurs everywhere and is recognized. In certain countries “high unemployment has led many women, especially women from the rural sector, to enter into a life of prostitution.”(mtholyoke.edu). This problem has been widespread in many countries all over the world. “The everyday living situations of poor and unemployed women have led them into this life in order to provide for themselves and their children.”(mtholyoke.edu) It might not be the easy way out for women to use their bodies as sex objects, but it could be the only answer to their problems. Much of prostitution took place in the early centuries, prostitution is not a serious topics discussed in this decade because areas of poverty have decreased a great amount. Poverty is the main cause of why women get involved in prostitution. “Other studies have also tried...