A prostituição infantil sob a ótica da sociedade e da saúde

Revista de Saúde Pública (Impact Factor: 1.22). 01/1999; DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89101999000200009
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ABSTRACT OBJETIVO: Analisar as representações sociais e as relações estruturais em torno da prostituição infantil, presentes nos depoimentos prestados à Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito que tratou dessa problemática. MÉTODOS: Com base em metodologia qualitativa, a análise procurou identificar os núcleos de sentido presentes nos depoimentos. RESULTADOS: São apresentados dados das regiões do Brasil acerca do objeto de estudo. Focaliza-se a visão do cenário social em torno dos dados, expressando determinações histórico-culturais relacionadas à temática. CONCLUSÃO: A prostituição infanto-juvenil está calcada na comercialização do corpo como coerção ou escravidão ou para atender às necessidades básicas de sobrevivência. Destaca-se ainda a necessidade de ações sociais, aí incluindo as da saúde coletiva, para que o tema não fique apenas nas hipérboles dos discursos e dos números; transforme a fala em atitude.

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