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Myths Perpetuated by Abolitionists

The purpose of this page is to debunk the often quoted statistics used by abolitionists.  The format is the quoted statistic from the abolitionists, a brief comment about the statistic, and a link for more in depth analysis.

75% of women in prostitution in the UK became involved when they were children.

Misrepresentation of a research project by Margaret Melrose who looked at the age of entry into prostitution of a group of women who had all become involved in prostitution before they were 18.

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