This study assessed the mental health characteristics of 12 male street prostitutes (MSPs) in Dublin, with particular regard to issues of homelessness, substance abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-esteem. Participants completed five psychometric tests, which indicated that all of the participants had above average levels of depression and suicidal ideation and low levels of self-esteem. This study found that candidates likely to become MSPs are young males with a combination of factors, including a background of childhood sexual or physical abuse, leaving school early, running away from home, and a dependence on heroin.
|Page Range:||pp. 998-1021|
|Accession Number:||HRB (Received)|
|Subjects:||VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin|
MM-MO Crime and law > Vice crime > prostitution
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
T Demographic characteristics > Homosexual, bisexual or lesbian
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