Survival sex

"The thought of going into debt and having no money is really frightening. I have children, I can't do that. I will sell my body... there are a lot of girls out there just like me."
The former care worker gave evidence as part of an inquiry into link between 'survival sex' and the new benefit system.
A parliamentary inquiry into ‘survival sex’ has begun in the UK. It looks at how those struggling with poverty are resorting to prostitution in order to cover essential needs. It comes as the United Nations’ special rapporteur on poverty, Professor Philip Alston, published his final report following an investigation into deprivation in the UK.
An inquiry will explore whether the benefits reform has increased "poverty and misery".
The Work and Pensions Committee is calling for evidence on "survival sex".