Muyideen Banji Bammeke


This paper discusses the origin of prostitution, the different types of prostitution as well as causes/factors responsible for such deviant abnormal behavior. Some theories that explain these factors are discussed. The consequences that flow from this analysis is that prostitution gravely impair women’s health and firmly belong in the category of violence against women considering its emotional and physical harmful effect. It suggests that in addition to needing health services prostitutes must be provided with the economic, social and psychological means to leave prostitution. The paper concludes by proffering solutions to the menace.


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