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Prostitution Attractive Option for Medical Students with Debt (In the UK)
Live Science ^ | 02/29/2012

Posted on 02/29/2012 8:00:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind

An increasing portion of students in the United Kingdom looking for a way to pay for their tuition are turning to prostitution, according to a new paper by a British medical student.

The problem may be particularly acute among medical students, who generally go to school longer, accrue more debt and have less time for paid employment, according to the paper by Jodi Dixon, who is studying at the University of Birmingham.

Dixon pointed to a study of about 300 British university students, in which 10 percent reported knowing a student who had worked as a prostitute or escort in 2010. That's up from about 6 percent in 2006, and 4 percent in 2000, Dixon said, a rise that coincided with an increase in college tuition fees.

"With escalating debts, students in the United Kingdom may view prostitution as an easy way to get rich quick," Dixon wrote in her article, published today (Feb. 28) in journal Student BMJ.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: debt; medicalstudents; prostitution; uk

1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:00:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet those free Birth Control pills come in handy.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:05:05 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs

Some of those prostitutes don’t need birth control because they don’t have a uterus.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 8:09:39 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SeekAndFind

Diary of a Call Girl (OK, she was a PhD candidate, but still).


4 posted on 02/29/2012 8:12:46 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess there isn’t as much upside going to work at the DMV, er, hospital in the UK.

It’s nasty work to pull back the burquas and deliver the spawn who will someday cut your throat or bomb your supermarket.

The UK and all Lefties are suicidal assh*les.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 8:16:40 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: elkfersupper
RE :”Some of those prostitutes don’t need birth control because they don’t have a uterus

I am not liking the sound of this. Getting a bit queezy.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 8:16:45 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: elkfersupper; All

“Dixon pointed to a study of about 300 British university students, in which 10 percent reported knowing a student who had worked as a prostitute or escort in 2010.”

So, 30 people said they knew one such student. That could translate in to one such student for the entire sample. This isn’t science, this is yellow journalism.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 8:18:41 PM PST by marktwain
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To: SeekAndFind
"Doc! Doc! Help me. I have AIDS!

"Patient! Patient! Help me. I have AIDS, too.
8 posted on 02/29/2012 8:24:02 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least they’ll learn to treat their own venereal diseases.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 8:27:23 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Brits really need a bunch of whore doctors like a hole in the head. Geezy peasey! What is wrong with people???


10 posted on 02/29/2012 8:38:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind

Do you think they will be eligible get a “courtesy rate” from fellow doctors if the get STDs?


11 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:28 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given what the female Georgetown studen said a few days ago, it appears that American college women will just give it away for free.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 8:42:45 PM PST by PGR88
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To: marktwain

You better stop making sense!


13 posted on 02/29/2012 8:52:38 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: marktwain

You read my mind.

All three hundred could know the same student who turns tricks.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:28 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind

What an utterly appalling sate of affairs that a supposed First World country, Great Britain for God sake, would be so squalid that a woman studying to a doctor would have to resort to this. These people are done for.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 9:03:46 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how the veterinary students, um...make ends meet...


16 posted on 02/29/2012 9:08:44 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind
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17 posted on 02/29/2012 9:21:11 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, not those blasted “report knowing” statistics! Utterly meaningless tripe. One notorious student hooker at a med school could account for 10%, 20%,. . . “knowing” as student who had turned to prostitution.

The feminists love that form of meaningless questionaire as it creates a false impression of the prevalence of rare things they can use to push their agenda.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 9:37:56 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

I never dated a girl who went to college that I liked. My favorite girlfriends were all just high school graduates or college dropouts (one such I realize now I should have married, but foolishly didn’t; what a nice girl she was! No issues, no agendas. I was the man and the leader, and that made her happy. Doesn’t get any better).

My advice to young men today is if you can afford not to have your wife work, then stay away from college girls.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 9:44:19 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: Waverunner
I take it the one on the far right is proctologist?


20 posted on 03/01/2012 12:56:35 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a ridiculous report. This so-called ‘debt’ that is turning them to prostitution needs to be explained as it is laughable compared the debt acrued by American medical students. In England university fees are 9000 pounds a year, but students don’t have to pay it up front. The govt. pays it and when they have completed their course and they start earning above $40,000 a year they start to pay it back on very favourable terms with very low interest. If they don’t earn enough, they don’t have to pay it back.

If they can’t cope with that kind of deal before hitting the street corners in desperation I don’t fancy their chances of managing a multi-million pound budget when they become a GP!


21 posted on 03/01/2012 3:04:32 AM PST by Caulkhead
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