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COUTINHO, Márcia Moraes Lima; LIMA, Rebeca Fernandes Ferreira  and  MORAIS, Normanda Araujo de. Adolescence, street situation and sexual exploitation: a case study. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp. 167-179. ISSN 1516-3687.

This is a case study of an adolescent in street situation, 17 years old, male, homosexual and victim of sexual exploitation (SE). The objectives of the study were to describe in life trajectory the conditions related to the entrance, permanence and leaving out of SE. We conducted three interviews. Involvement with the SE began to 12 years in order to financially support the family and pay for the adolescent drug use. It emphasizes the involvement with the street that was related to the possibility of living of homosexuality and transvestism. Some factors on the trajectory of life as dating, working and have your housing contributed to leave the SE and interruption of the drug use. Multiple violence was identified in the adolescent's trajectory, however, the relations of affection and opportunities for improvement of the living conditions as potential factors to coping the SE.

Keywords : sexual exploration; street situation; gender; boys; adolescents.

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