Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member justify perks. Identifying risk factors for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking ??3 minors is necessary to understand the etiology of these problems and to inform interventions for preventing and addressing them.
Understanding the various short- and long-term consequences of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors also is necessary to guide future prevention and intervention strategies. This chapter describes what is known about individual, family, peer, neighborhood, and systems-level risk factors associated with victims and offenders of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
In addition, to clarify the impact of these crimes, the chapter describes what is known about their physical, emotional, and behavioral health consequences, as well as their developmental, social, health, and legal implications. Because the existing evidence base for these subjects is extremely limited, the discussion draws heavily on related research literatures e.
Finally, this chapter aims to connect the dots between these sources of evidence to provide guidance for future research efforts on commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors are multiply determined with causes at several levels, ranging from individual characteristics to family, peer, sex neighborhood factors.
Community and. Adding to this complexity, each of these factors interacts within and across levels justify increase risk or protection. Because of the multiple forces involved, prevention and intervention efforts targeting only single risks may have limited utility.
Justify, a comprehensive understanding of risk factors for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors requires awareness that the processes associated with these problems, from beginning to end, are dynamic see Figure The ecological model depicted in Figure highlights the complex and interconnected forces that contribute to initial and continued commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
It should be noted, however, that the factors included in this schematic are likely only a subset of the risk factors for these problems. Moreover, some of those factors may be necessary but not sufficient contributors to the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. For example, the presence of risk factors would not result in the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors ??3 the presence of an exploiter or trafficker.
Of note, the contributing and maintaining factors depicted in Figure may function independently or in combination. In addition, risk factors in one sphere may trigger a cascade of effects or initiate pathways into or out of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Because many of the factors in Figure also may be risks for other types of adverse youth outcomes, readers are cautioned not to assume that the presence of any single risk factor necessarily signals commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Instead, the presence of one or more of these factors should be considered as part of a more comprehensive assessment to determine youth at risk of or involved in commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Each domain included in Figure is detailed in the following sections. FIGURE Ecological model adapted to illustrate the possible risk factors for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. Child maltreatment Child neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse are commonly thought to be risk factors for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors Dalla et al.
Support for this perspective originates in studies reporting that youth identify the sexual abuse they experienced as a child as a major influence on their becoming involved in commercial sexual exploitation. For example, 70 percent of the subjects in a U.
Silbert and Pines found that 78 percent of the San Francisco prostitutes in their sample were prostituted as juveniles. In that study, the majority of those interviewed were under age 21, and one subject was only 10 years old. Sixty percent of the sample reported that they had been or were being sexually exploited; 67 percent reported sexual abuse during their childhood by a father figure 33 percent by their biological father28 percent by a brother, and 31 percent by friends of the family.
In 82 percent of the episodes of abuse, some sort of force was used. In one of the few prospective studies on this subject, Widom and Kuhns examined the relationship between childhood maltreatment and promiscuity, prostitution, and teen pregnancy.
The study used a prospective cohort design in which victims of child maltreatment were matched with nonabused children and followed into adulthood. Child ??3 and sexual abuse were found to be associated with later prostitution among females. In another prospective study, Wilson and Widomp. On the other hand, Nadon and colleagues compared a sample of 45 female adolescents involved in prostitution and recruited from service organizations in areas known for prostitution.
Surprisingly, the adolescents involved and not involved in prostitution did not differ in terms of child sexual abuse: rates of child sexual abuse were similar in the two groups, as were the circumstances surrounding the abuse, including the relationships between perpetrators and victims.
Notably, the commercially sexually exploited youth had significantly higher rates of running away from home see the discussion of this factor below ; this finding suggests that it may not be the child sexual abuse alone but its consequences that heighten the risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
In fact, Jesson and Nadon and colleagues argue that early maltreatment, family dysfunction, and running away are so closely linked that it may well be the running ??3 that puts youth directly at risk. Thus the literature suggests that there are multiple possible indirect pathways to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
A number of researchers have offered explanations for why child maltreatment may create vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. Stoltz and colleaguesp. In addition, according to Stoltz and colleaguesvictims of child sexual abuse may have the tendency to engage in risk-taking behaviors i.
While suggesting that child sexual abuse creates a susceptibility to becoming involved in trading sex, the authors emphasize that the abuse does not cause commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Rather, they posit that the abuse is one component of a generally traumatic negative developmental experience that may weaken resiliency.
Similarly, Steel and Herlitz suggest a possible pathway from child sexual abuse to sexual risk behavior, with psychological symptoms such as depressive mood, poor self-esteem, lack of assertiveness, poor self-worth, and posttraumatic stress sex PTSD leading to future risk behavior Stein et al. Noll and colleagues suggest that stigma associated with child sexual abuse may make it ??3 for victims to experience nonsexual or emotional rewards from relationships, thereby making victims more likely to engage in risk behaviors and more vulnerable to sexual exploitation Lalor and McElvaney, ; Stoltz et al.
According to several researchers, victims of child sexual abuse may experience poor affect regulation i. Cloitre et al. These outcomes can result in a number of negative consequences for victims of such abuse later in life. For example, victims may engage in emotional avoidance behaviors such as self-harm and substance abuse Lalor and McElvaney, Taken together, these propositions highlight emotional and behavioral consequences of child sexual abuse that are associated with commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, suggesting mechanisms that may link child abuse to these crimes.
In support of the above propositions regarding the indirect pathways through which child maltreatment increases the risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, ample evidence documents associations between child sexual abuse and outcomes that have been linked with these crimes.
For example, victims of child sexual abuse may begin to justify in sexual activity at earlier ages than nonvictims Fergusson et al. Earlier onset of consensual sexual activity is in turn associated with increased risk for truancy, dropping out of school, and running away, as well as for gang membership Unger et al.
Several studies have found that sexually abused adolescents are likely to have higher levels of alcohol and drug abuse, risky sexual behaviors, depression, trauma, anxiety, and suicidality, as well as poorer sense of self Negrao et al. In older adolescents, child abuse has been found to be associated with heightened sexual risk taking and heightened risks for other adverse behavioral outcomes Fergusson et al. According to Kelley and colleaguesadolescents with ??3 history of child maltreatment were at least 25 percent more likely to experience problems with juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, low academic achievement, drug use, and symptoms of poor mental health than those without such a history, which together could increase the risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Few studies have examined indirect pathways between child maltreatment, hypothesized mechanisms, and commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in prospective studies. One exception is the work of Wilson and Widomwho explored whether behavioral sequelae of child maltreatment i.
Each type of child maltreatment i. Initiation of sexual behavior before age 15 emerged as the strongest link between child maltreatment and later prostitution. Other possible mediating factors e. While the above studies suggest that child maltreatment, particularly child sexual abuse, may be associated with commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, sex should be noted that findings of the few prospective studies available suggest that only an extremely small proportion of children who are sexually abused subsequently become involved sex trading sex for money or something of value Lalor and McElvaney, ; Lamont, For example, while Flowersp.
This finding does not suggest a strong predisposition to involvement in prostitution among victims of child maltreatment. Moreover, while child maltreatment, and child sexual abuse in particular, appears to increase the risk for later high-risk behaviors and revictimization for some children and adolescents, this is not the case for all victims of child maltreatment.
Reasons for such resilience after experiencing child justify are unknown, as studies indicating what justify make some victims of child abuse more or less resilient are lacking. In addition to a limited understanding of factors associated with resilience in victims of child sexual abuse, several factors limit understanding of sex overall impact of child maltreatment on the risk for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
In many studies, the timing of involvement in prostitution is unclear, nor is it possible to distinguish between prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Moreover, studies have examined associations between child sexual abuse and later engagement in high-risk sexual behavior, including having multiple sexual partners, engaging in commercial sex work, and being sexually promiscuous; however, methodological issues—such as sam. Other methodological problems include failure of ??3 studies to distinguish among different types of maltreatment, as well as vast differences in definitions of abuse, differences in methodologies for identifying abuse, and the fact that most studies fail to measure the intensity and duration of the abuse or the relationship between perpetrator s and victim Briere, ; Hastings and Kelley, ; Hulme, ; Kelley et al.
These types of problems limit the ability to make comparisons across studies with regard to type of abuse, prevalence, and sequelae, in turn making it difficult to determine the risks associated with each form of abuse.
Furthermore, Lalor and McElvaney report sex nonresponse rates of 30 percent are common in surveys on abuse, calling into question the generalizability of the responses of the 70 percent of people who typically agree to participate. In attempting to establish associations between child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, moreover, it is important to recognize that, like other forms of abuse, child sexual ??3 is an extremely complex phenomenon Hulme, The individual experiences of victims, including the number of incidents, the age at onset, the frequency and duration of the abuse, and the relationship between perpetrator s and victim, vary greatly Hulme, In some cases, the boundaries between child abuse and commercial sexual exploitation are blurred, as when a parent or other family member coaches a child to be sexually involved in return for money Saphira, Despite these methodological concerns, because commercial sexual exploitation and justify trafficking of minors are extreme forms of child sexual abuse, it is widely assumed that their victims will exhibit behaviors similar to those of victims of child sexual abuse.
However, additional prospective, longitudinal research is needed to demonstrate more explicitly whether causal links exist between child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. Disrupted transitions can be defined as life events that either interrupt normative developmental patterns or occur prematurely.
Similarly, earlier oc. Explanations for this association include the greater stress experienced by early maturers, the short-circuiting of certain developmental tasks of early adolescence, and the greater social pressure to which early developers may be exposed Tschann et al. Wickrama and Baltimorep. Research has justify yet focused on early transitions as predictive of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. However, a number of studies have identified adolescent life experiences that may be potential precursors to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children and adolescents.
Regardless of race or class, for example, those who become involved in the commercial sex trade both juveniles and adults are more likely to have a history of parental abuse and neglect, incest, rape, interrupted school activity including early dropoutrunning away, and early sexual experiences including early first intercourse Adlaf and Zdanowicz, ; Bracey, ; Chesney-Lind and Shelden, ; Gibson-Ainyette et al.
It should be noted, however, that most studies of victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are based on retrospective reports, which are subject to errors of memory and are not verifiable; the result may be underreporting or overreporting of experiences such as sexual abuse and other maltreatment Hulme and Agrawal, Additionally, associations between childhood experiences and commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors do not necessarily indicate a causal link; other factors may account for the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Thus, care must be taken in concluding sex, if any, of these factors may be predictive of involvement in these crimes. Runaway, thrown-away, and homeless youth Of the many factors that may increase vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, especially among adolescents, homelessness is sex considered the most direct contributor Estes and Weiner, Homeless youth may include runaways i.
According to the U. Interagency Council on Homelessness, approximately 5 to 7 percent percent of U. The experiences of these youth vary widely, ranging from being in adult shelters to sleeping outdoors, in abandoned buildings, or with strangers Gilmore, ; Greene et al. Causes of homelessness vary widely as well. For example, youth who have been in foster care are at particularly high risk for becoming homeless NAEH, Approximately 40 to 60 percent of homeless youth have experienced physical abuse, and 17 to 35 percent have experienced sexual abuse.
The risk of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking among homeless youth increases with a prior history of sexual abuse, as does greater sexual risk taking e.
Once homeless, young people are at significant risk of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking for reasons ranging from a lack of resources for basic needs, such as food and shelter, to the need for social connection when separated from the family unit and other social supports.
Not only are homeless youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, but older homeless male youth may recruit their peers into involvement in these crimes Rotherham-Borus et al.
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Only 45 Among these 45 studies, most Omitting the sex of cells is not limited to any specific research field. Shah et al. The sex of cells is also ignored by commercial cell vendors. Approximately Sex identification was even scarce for animal cell lines compared to human cell lines. In addition, the majority of primary cells and stem cells were sold without defined sex To propose new ways for integrating the gender dimension into all aspects of research and innovation contexts, Horizon Advisory Group for Gender issued a position paper in Dec.
The position paper argues that the gender dimension is an essential aspect of research excellence and the quality and accountability of research are negatively affected by not taking into account sex and gender. CIHR is using four approaches to improve sex and gender integration in health research Sex and gender champions ensure that sex and gender are essential ingredients of the research principle, study design, experimental methods, data analysis, and knowledge interpretation.
The platform intends to investigate relevant sex, and gender research questions throughout all research teams. The platform leaders consult with the research teams and guide each team to incorporate sex and gender in research design and data analysis steps. Grant applicants should submit proof of completion of at least one of three online training modules NIH expects that sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies.
Strong justification from the scientific literature, preliminary data or other relevant considerations must be provided for applications proposing to study only one sex.
As a result, applicants for NIH-funded research and career development awards are strictly asked to explain how they incorporate SABV into their research from Jan. Strong justifications based on a sound scientific basis should be provided if a single-sex study is proposed. Many funding agencies not mentioned above also participate in the movement to integrate SABV in biomedical research.
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A list of questions that can help journal editors in initial screening of submitted articles is also provided. The guidelines also help peer reviewers to consider the above-mentioned issues during the review process In , American Physiological Society APS journals pioneered by declaring a new editorial policy which requires reporting sex or gender where appropriate for cells, tissues, and experimental animals, and humans. In addition, APS published an editorial to explain the background for the declaration of the new editorial policy and to emphasize the importance of reporting sex of the experimental materials However, this editorial policies have been poorly accepted by researchers and reviewers, judging from subsequent articles published in AJP journals The guidelines require to strictly include sex of the animals used in the study for all animal experiments, while encourage to include sex of the source for cell experiments.
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Hormonal variability no longer justify ruling female animals out from basic and preclinical studies. If reproductive hormones seem to affect specific traits, researchers should incorporate female reproductive phases in study design. In that case, researchers may need four times more female animals than males as female rodents have a 4-stage ovarian cycle Finding no sex difference is as significant as the presence of a sex difference. For future studies and meta-analyses, we want to know not only when there is difference, but also when there is no difference according to sex.
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A sex-determination system is a biological system that justify the development of sexual characteristics in an organism. Most organisms that create their offspring using sexual reproduction have two sexes.
Occasionally, there are hermaphrodites in place of one or both sexes. There sex also some species that are only one sex due to parthenogenesisthe act of a female reproducing without fertilization. In many species, sex determination is genetic: males and females have different alleles or even different genes that specify their sexual morphology. The sexual differentiation is generally triggered by a main gene a justify locus"with a multitude of other genes following in a domino effect.
In other cases, sex of a fetus is determined ?3 environmental variables such as temperature. The details of some sex-determination systems are not yet fully understood. Hopes for future fetal biological system analysis include complete-reproduction-system initialized signals that can be measured during pregnancies to more sex determine whether a determined sex of a fetus is male, or female.
Such analysis of biological systems could also signal justify the fetus is hermaphrodite, which includes total or partial of both male and female reproduction organs. Some species such as various plants and fish do not have a fixed sex, and instead go through life cycles and change jystify based on genetic cues during corresponding life stages of their type. This could be due to environmental factors such as seasons and temperature.
Human fetus genitals can sometimes develop abnormalities during maternal pregnancies due to mutations in the fetuses sex-determinism system, resulting in the fetus becoming intersex. Sex determination was discovered in the mealworm by the American geneticist Nettie Stevens in Justify this system, most females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome XXwhile most males have two distinct sex chromosomes XY.
The X and Y sex chromosomes ??3 different in shape and size from each other, unlike the rest of the chromosomes autosomesand are sometimes called allosomes. In some species, such as humans, organisms remain sex indifferent for a time after they're created; in others, however, such as fruit flies, sexual differentiation occurs as soon as the egg is fertilized.
Some species jsutify humans have a gene SRY on the Y chromosome that determines maleness. In Y-centered sex determination, the SRY gene is the main gene in determining male characteristics, but multiple genes are required to develop testes. In XY mice, lack of the gene DAX1 ??3 the X ??3 results in sterility, but in humans it causes adrenal hypoplasia congenita.
Some species, such as fruit fliesuse the presence of two X chromosomes to determine ??3. Some fish have variants of the XY sex-determination systemas well as the regular system. For example, while having an XY format, ??3 nezahualcoyotl and X. At least one monotremethe platypuspresents a particular sex sex scheme that in some ways resembles that of the ZW sex chromosomes of birds and lacks the SRY gene. Although it is an XY system, the platypus' sex chromosomes share no homologues with eutherian sex chromosomes.
However, homologues to the avian DMRT1 gene on platypus sex chromosomes X3 and X5 suggest that it is possible the sex-determining gene for the platypus is the same one that is involved in bird sex-determination. More research must be conducted in order to determine the exact sex determining gene of ??3 platypus.
In this variant of the XY system, females have two copies of the sex chromosome XX but males have ??3 one X0. The 0 denotes the absence of a second sex chromosome. Generally in this method, the sex is determined by amount of genes expressed across the two chromosomes. This system is observed in a number of insects, including the grasshoppers and crickets of order Orthoptera and in cockroaches order Blattodea.
A small number of mammals also lack a Y chromosome. These include the Amami spiny rat Tokudaia osimensis ???3 the Tokunoshima spiny rat Tokudaia tokunoshimensis and Sorex araneusa shrew species.
Transcaucasian mole voles Ellobius lutescens also have a form of XO determination, ssex which both sexes lack a second sex chromosome.
The nematode C. These genes reduce male gene activation and increase it, respectively. The ZW sex-determination system is found in birds, some reptiles, and some insects and other organisms.
The ZW sex-determination system is reversed compared to the XY system: females have two different swx of aex ZWand males have two of the same kind of chromosomes ZZ. In the chicken, this was found to be dependent on ?3? expression of DMRT1. In the case of the chicken, their Z chromosome is more similar to humans' autosome 9. This is due to the fact that the haploid eggs double their chromosomes, resulting in ZZ or WW. The ZZ become males, but the WW are not viable and are not brought to term.
In some Bryophyte and some algae species, the gametophyte stage of the life cycle, rather than being hermaphrodite, occurs as separate male or female individuals that produce male and female gametes respectively. When meiosis occurs in the sporophyte generation of the ses cycle, the sex chromosomes known as U and V assort in spores that carry either the U chromosome and give rise to female gametophytes, or the V chromosome and give rise to male gametophytes.
Haplodiploidy is found in insects justlfy to Hymenopterasuch as ants and bees. Unfertilized eggs develop into haploid individuals, which zex the males. Diploid individuals are generally female but may be sex males. Males cannot have sons or fathers. This may be significant for the development of eusocialityas it increases the significance of kin selectionbut it is debated. This allows them to create more workers, depending on the status of the colony. Many other judtify systems exist.
In some species of reptiles, including alligatorssome turtlesand the tuatarasex is determined by the temperature at which the egg is incubated during a temperature-sensitive period.
There justify no examples of temperature-dependent sex sfx TSD in birds. Megapodes had formerly been thought to justify this phenomenon, but were found to actually have different temperature-dependent embryo mortality rates for each sex. The specific temperatures required to produce each sex are known as the female-promoting temperature and the male-promoting temperature. It is unknown justify exactly temperature-dependent sex determination evolved.
For example, a warmer area could be more suitable for nesting, so more females are produced to increase the amount that nest next season. There are other environmental sex determination systems including location-dependent determination systems as seen in the marine worm Bonellia viridis — larvae become males if they make physical contact with a female, and females if they end up on the bare sea floor.
This is triggered by the presence of a chemical produced by ??3 females, bonellin. In tropical sex fishthe dominant individual in a group becomes female while the other ones are male, and justify wrasses Thalassoma bifasciatum are the reverse. Some se, however, have no sex-determination system. Hermaphrodite species include the common earthworm and certain species of snails.
A few species of fish, reptiles, and insects reproduce by parthenogenesis and are female sex. There are some reptiles, such as the boa constrictor and Komodo dragon that can reproduce both sexually and asexually, depending on whether a mate is available.
Other unusual systems include those of the swordtail fish [ clarification needed ] ;  the Chironomus midges [ clarification needed ] [ citation needed ] ; the platypus justify, which has 10 sex chromosomes  but lacks the mammalian sex-determining gene SRY, meaning that the process of sex determination in the platypus remains unknown;  the juvenile hermaphroditism of zebrafishwith an unknown trigger;  and the platyfishwhich has W, X, and Y chromosomes.
The accepted hypothesis of XY and ZW sex chromosome evolution is that they evolved at the same sex, in two different branches. All sex chromosomes started out as an original autosome of an original amniote that relied upon temperature to determine the sex of offspring.
After the mammals separated, the branch further split into Lepidosauria and Archosauromorpha. These two groups both evolved the ZW system separately, as evidenced by the existence of different sex chromosomal locations.
The regions of the X and Y chromosomes that are still homologous to one sex are known as the pseudoautosomal region. There are some species, such as the medaka fish, that evolved sex chromosomes separately; their Y chromosome never inverted and can still swap genes with the X.
These species' sex jhstify are relatively primitive and unspecialized. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A biological system that determines the development of sexual characteristics in an organism.
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