Childhood abuse among children involved in prostitution in Malaysia

Z. M. Lukman

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    Abstract

    The current study is aim to investigate the link between childhood abuse and the involvement of children in prostitution. Two methods of data collection were used in this study; that is semi-structured interview and narrative interview. Altogether, 63 young women safeguarded from prostitution in two rehabilitation centres participated in this study as respondents. The findings suggest that the vast majority of prostituted young women in this sample are being emotionally and physically abused and half of them are being sexually abused during childhood before they were drawn into prostitution. Around 67% of respondents were found to have suffered from multiple abuse types. Furthermore, the majority of respondents (78.8%) did suffer from multiple negative feelings like feel hurt and angry, depressed, disowned by the family, dirty, useless and wanting revenge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)567-572
    Number of pages6
    JournalSocial Sciences
    Volume4
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Keywords

    • Abuse
    • Child prostitution
    • Childhood
    • Emotional
    • Exploitation
    • Malaysia
    • Physical
    • Sexual

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    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Childhood abuse among children involved in prostitution in Malaysia. / Lukman, Z. M.

    In: Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 6, 2009, p. 567-572.

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    Lukman, Z. M. / Childhood abuse among children involved in prostitution in Malaysia. In: Social Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 6. pp. 567-572.
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