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Confessions of a student prostitute

A student needed to find a way to fund his medical degree. Did he make the right choice?

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  • Published: 28 February 2012
  • DOI: 10.1136/sbmj.e906
  • Cite this as: Student BMJ 2012;20:e906

“D” moved to the United Kingdom for his medical studies and had to pay tuition fees at an international rate. Not long into his course, he faced the prospect of dropping out of medical school because he could not afford the fees; subsequently, he began working as an escort, organising his dates and booking his clients via the internet.

He went on his first “date” 15 months ago, with a middle aged businesswoman seeking a pleasant, “no strings attached” evening with a young attractive man—a desire, she explained later, owing to her busy work life that left her with little time to develop personal or sexual relationships with men. When completing the online booking for this date, D was also given the choice of selecting an “evening of unlimited fun.” This option came with extra pay, but D did not take up the option that time. He has since been

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