University in Wales Receives Grant to Study Prostitution Among College Women

There has been anecdotal evidence that some women in Britain are turning to prostitution in order to pay for the higher fees charged by colleges and universities. For example, the English Collective of Prostitutes runs a London-based helpline. It reports that the number of calls it has received from college women has doubled in the past year.

Swansea University in Wales has received a £500,000 grant from the lottery fund to investigate how many women are turning to prostitution in order to pay for their education. The university will conduct a study to determine the extent of the practice and to provide support for women who have chosen this path. Support would include sexual health services and an online advice service.

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