Recent study reveals disturbing cases of transactional sex, involving old men and under aged girls

by May 1st, 2021

A recent study has found disturbing cases of transactional sex involving old men and under aged girls, as a result of the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Lead Researcher at the Violence Prevention Alliance, Jennifer Jones noted that, due to loss of regular income, many persons sought alternative sources of income, and with this came an acceptance of transactional sex arrangements.

She was speaking at a virtual forum on stress test, the impact of the Covid pandemic on domestic and community violence, hosted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, CAPRI.

Ms. Jones said the study also found an increase in teenage pregnancy.