Male Survivors Talk About Being A Sex Trade Victim

MCKIM: Alfaro’s is a common story that is rarely heard – boys and young men captured in the sex trade and victimized in ways the public generally assumes applies mostly to girls and young women. Now, a small but growing fraternity of male survivors across the United States are talking about their experiences. They are adding poignant details to what many researchers say is a vastly underreported problem. A 2016 national study found more than a third of young people involved in the U.S. sex trade were boys and young men, more than previously thought. Black and brown males and gay and LGBTQ young people are at higher risk.

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