February 29, 2012

UK Medical Students Turning to Sex Work, BMJ Articles Claim


The lurid press release headline "Worrying Rise in Number of Medical Students in Prostitution Over Last Ten Years" touted 2 articles published this week in the student edition of the British Medical Journal, but close examination of the reports suggests that there may be far less there than meets the eye…That concern would be even more acute in the United States, according to Eric Matteson, MD, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who reviewed the BMJ articles for Medscape Medical News, "Prostitution is illegal in most of the US. Engaging in illegal acts and convictions do compromise this process [of obtaining medical credentials]."

Medscape, by Janis Kelly, 02/28/2012

Tags: British Medical Journal, chair of rheumatology, Eric Matteson, International, Issues, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rheumatology

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