The Pros And Cons Of Sex Trafficking

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According to Van Wormer & Bartollas (2014), sex trafficking, “encompasses the organized movement of people, usually women, between countries and within countries for sex work” (p. 289). Sex trafficking is also a very lucrative business, it is estimated to make $31. 6 billion annually. This amount is estimated from the 2.5 million people who a trafficked each year. The exact number of people who are victims of the sex industry cannot be predicted accurately for all over the world. In the United States alone there is about 14,500-17,500 people trafficked each year. Human trafficking it the third biggest organized crime after drug and arms trafficking (Hodge, 2014). Young men make up about 44% of people being trafficked, while women and girls…show more content…
Because of these abuses women could either become prostitutes or can be easily convinced and sold into sex trafficking. Prostitution has been a lucrative underground business for centuries now. Some women willingly go into this trade, and others are forced into this lifestyle. Prostitution can also be classified as a form of sex trafficking humans. As the demand of child prostitutes continue to risk, there will be more young women tricked into the trade. Pimps usually trick young girls by emotionally, physically, and psychologically manipulating them. Prostitutes often work long and hard hours and get little to no pay, while their pimps makes large sums of money each week. The girls may be offered gifts, money, or a new fabulous lifestyle that they could not get at home. Majority of young girls who are prostitutes are runaways so, all of these promises easily persuade them (Finklea,…show more content…
Young men, women, and young girls are all at risk of contracting this disease. In 2000, 25% of people who were involved in the sex trade had some form of a venereal disease, traders did not care if their sex slaves got medical attention or not. Not only does contracting these diseases effect various individuals, it also effects a countries economy. As the number of people who contract venereal disease increase, so does the costs of medical needs. These diseases are also spread to young children, which takes away future lawyers, doctors, and teachers away from third world countries. As a result, these countries are left without future professionals that could help improve their countries (Shelley, 2010). Another long term effect that can be a result of being a victim to the sex trade, is long term drug use. Victims are often given drugs so they can perform, which eventually turns them into drug addicts. Even though victims get out of the sex trade, they are often still haunted by past arrest

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