SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.22 issue1Scenarios of learning and understanding health: the perception of Psychology students on their formationChildhood lead poisoning: a health issue and public policy author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Psicologia em Revista

Print version ISSN 1677-1168


SILVA, Ana Cristina Serafim da  and  ALBERTO, Maria de Fátima Pereira. Commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents: the subjective experience of the body. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 69-89. ISSN 1677-1168.

This article aims to analyze the subjective experiences related to the use of the body of children and adolescent girls, victimized by commercial sexual exploitation in João Pessoa. Interviews were carried out with 14 girls aged 14 to 18 in situations of commercial sexual exploitation in certain parts of the city. Underwent semi-structured interview addressing the experiences of the body, from the moment they discover their body as an object of use by the time of interview technique and subjected to thematic content analysis. The results showed that the construction of subjectivity of these girls through the body is mediated by several factors, and the need for survival as this factor in all categories, marked by experiences of childhood and adolescence not realized, or permeated with violence, rights denied, to having their first sexual intercourse at the age of 9. Highlighting the unequal relationship of gender, undergoing the powers of men, this power normalized and naturalized by the company kept, who sets out who may or may not belong. This situation causes deny the body , feeling of disgust with themselves and their body, for doing something that takes away their dignity and robs them of the right to be the subject of law.

Keywords : Commercial sexual exploitation; Subjective experience; Girls; Body.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License