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Author: Seema Marwaha
Date: Apr. 4, 2022
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 194, Issue 13)
Publisher: CMA Impact Inc.
Document Type: Personal account
Length: 502 words
Lexile Measure: 890L

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My senior year of high school was very difficult. My mother became severely depressed, my father worked 2 jobs to make ends meet, and my grandmother had a debilitating stroke. I was also raped. I ended up becoming a working girl after a male friend convinced me it would lead to a better life. This isn't an excuse for why I got into sex work, but I want people to understand how I got there.

After several months, I knew I wanted out. I was worried about getting a sexually transmitted disease or getting pregnant. The only person I could think of to go to was my family doctor. I am Canadian born, but my parents are immigrants from South Asia and my doctor was...

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