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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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The issue of engagement in sex work has a lot to do with making informed choices, and there is a marked difference between sex work and survival sex (Yee, 2009, p.
Often without shelter and with little or no food to feed their families, many were forced into survival sex to buy food, medicine, or shelter for themselves and their families.
Respondents who shared needles, experienced abuse and engaged in survival sex trading were also more likely to use medical services than respondents who did not (48.
Impact assessments (El Masri, Harvey, & Garwood, 2013) (Masterson, 2012) have indicated high levels of sexual and GBV, more specifically rape, assault, IPV, early marriage and survival sex among refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict.
In the absence of relationships with prosocial individuals and institutions, homeless young adults may establish stronger connections to similarly situated street peers, become immersed in a street lifestyle, and participate in associated risk behaviors such as substance abuse and survival sex (Baron, 2009; Johnson et al.
Instead of using words that force them to look these experiences squarely in the face, they may think of them and describe them as survival sex .
Although many of these groups regularly underscore the high number of First Nations women involved in the survival sex trade, (3) as well as the overrepresentation of Indigenous women among kidnap, assault, and murder victims in Canada, sex worker activism in Canada remains primarily a white enterprise.
I had no prior work history as a woman and I resorted to doing survival sex work at the age of 17.
A lot of these kids end up being prostituted or turning to survival sex to try to make ends meet.
Gaynor Trueman, women's services co-ordinator at Stockton outreach and prevention charity, A Way Out, said: "The women who are involved in survival sex work put themselves at risk every day of extreme violence and abuse, not by choice, but to survive the desperate situations they find themselves in.
This has led to social problems, including survival sex, high school-dropout rates and substance abuse," said UNHCR in its 2014 regional operations profile.

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