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Sex Work

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Sex Work.

Background Information

Sex work is defined as sexual acts, performances, or the creation of sex products done in exchange for compensation, and is also sometimes known as as "prostitution" in certain contexts. Though the legality of sex work varies by region, participants may be seen as belonging to the sex trade. Use the following sources to learn more about sex work and the medical, political, legal, social, and religious issues surrounding it.