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A Qualitative Study on the Experience of Female Adolescents Sexually Exploited by Men Online

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posted on 2023-04-04, 15:53 authored by Amelia Sloan
As the Internet plays an increasing role in lives of adolescents, there has been a rise in the number of youth solicited online by adult men for sexual purposes. As a result, thes e adolescentsface significant and unique physical, social, and psychological health risks, which are poorly understood. To date, there is limited qualitative literature that tells the story of Internet sexual exploitation as experienced by female adolescents, or the impact of it. Beginning with the perspectives of female adolescents, the purpose of this research is to investigate the complexities, impacts, and implications of Internet Sexual Exploitation. Using Interpretive Description and guided by Feminist Theory, retrospective chart reviews of five young women were conducted. Thematic findings included feelings, risk factors, grooming experiences, and contextual features. Understanding the experience of females involved in Internet Sexual Exploitation allows healthcare providers to develop and deliver high quality services tailored to their needs.





  • Master of Nursing


  • Nursing

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Thesis