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Sex Work Among Students of Higher Education: A Survey-Based, Cross-Sectional Study

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Betzer, F., Köhler, S. & Schlemm, L. Sex Work Among Students of Higher Education: A Survey-Based, Cross-Sectional Study. Arch Sex Behav 44, 525–528 (2015).

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