Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) includes child prostitution (or child sex trafficking), child sex tourism, child pornography, or other forms of transactional sex with children.The Youth Advocate Program International (YAPI) describes CSEC as a form of coercion and violence against children and a contemporary form of slavery.Sex trafficking is a type of human trafficking involving the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbour or receipt of people, by coercive or abusive means for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Child sex tourism results in both mental and physical consequences for the exploited children, that may include "disease (including HIV/AIDS), drug addiction, pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possibly death", according to the State Department of the United States.
Children are commonly purchased and sold for sexual purposes without the parents knowing.
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The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action calls for an international effort to eradicate sexual slavery as an abuse of human rights.
The incidence of sexual slavery by country has been studied and tabulated by UNESCO, with the cooperation of various international agencies.
"Forced prostitution" generally refers to conditions of control over a person who is coerced by another to engage in sexual activity.
The issue of consent in prostitution is hotly debated.
In these cases, children are often used to produce child pornography, especially sadistic forms of child pornography where they may be tortured.
The terms "forced prostitution" and "enforced prostitution" appear in international and humanitarian conventions but have been insufficiently understood and inconsistently applied.
Thus, the crime also includes forced marriages, domestic servitude or other forced labor that ultimately involves forced sexual activity.