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A Comparative Study of Adult Transgender and Female Prostitution


Abstract This study examines the differences in demographic and life characteristics between transgender and female prostitutes in a prostitution diversion program and identifies specialized treatment and exiting strategies for transgender prostitutes. The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the transgender experience in prostitution and to contribute to the descriptive literature. Participants were 465 individuals who were arrested for prostitution and attended a prostitution-focused diversion program. Differences found to be significant between transgender and female prostitutes included demographic characteristics, history of childhood sexual abuse, and experience of violence in prostitution. Implications for treatm... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Schepel, Elizabeth (Author) / Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique (Advisor) / Krysik, Judy (Committee member) / Androff, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social Work / Diversion Programs / Prostitution / Transgender
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 52 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.W. Social Work 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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