The everyday lives of youth sex workers remain largely ignored in global debates about the impact of criminalization and policing on sex workers. Youth sex workers are often portrayed as victims of commercial child sexual exploitation, with little acknowledgement of their everyday worlds. Using data from a mixed method study with youth and adult sex workers in Tijuana, this paper will explore the occupational experiences of youth sex workers within a social context where many adult sex workers have obtained a quasi-legal status, as well as the consequences of age status with respect to occupational risks and hazards.
"Agents or Victims? Youth Sex Workers on the U.S.-Mexico Border,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 8:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol8/iss1/6