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AbstractProstitution is a criminal activity that juvenile girls are deceived into by trick or by force. Getting involved in prostitution trade has an extremely negative impact on girls. According to F. Christiane (1998), prostitution damages juveniles' health - it harms the reproduction functions, diminishes the possibility to conceive and to bear a healthy full term child. Moreover, it increases the risk of being infected with sexually transmitted diseases. Involvement in prostitution trade also affects juveniles' state of mind - distorts emotional and psychic sphere, arouse the feeling of quilt and stigma, causes depression and suppresses empathy. Prostitution also impinges on social relationship - juvenile prostitutes develop the syndrome of a victim, inability to start and maintain close relationships, aggressiveness and loose confidence in other people. Involvement in prostitution is related to insufficient juvenile education and lack of information about damage, done by prostitution. An effective precautionary device of involvement in prostitution should be the informing of society, especially young people, about possible risks of prostitution. The representatives of Catholic Church also highlight the latter direction of education. Pope John Paul II (1995) noted that the society and the Church must participate in the struggle against boys and girls' dignity violation, that arise because of sexual exploita tion, and to develop their attitudes towards values. On purpose to implement the highlighted direction of prostitution prevention successfully, it is very important, as R. Deborah (2007) points out, to be acquainted with youth's attitudes towards prostitution and to pay attention to these attitudes during precautionary activity.
The study of attitudes towards prostitution has shown that the researched juvenile girls can be classified according to their attitudes towards prostitution. Two broad groups (A and B) of juvenile girls can be distinguished. Group A. They believed that the life of a prostitute could be successful. They thought that a prostitute could secure her well-being, have a close relationship with one man and friendly relationships with people around her, as well as raise good children. 21.5 % of respondents fully agreed with such an opinion (i.e. while answering the questions about the possibility for a prostitute to have a successful life, they maintained that it was likely to happen). 25.4 % of respondents agreed with this opinion partially (i.e. while answering the questions about the possibility for a prostitute to have a successful life, in 4 out of 5 answers they said it was likely to happen). In order to make a summary more concise those two groups were coupled and 25.4 % of respondents were attached to group A. Group B. This group of respondents thinks that a prostitute's life cannot be successful in any aspect. 12.9 % of respondents fully agreed with this opinion (i.e. answering all the questions concerning the possibility for a prostitute to have a successful life, girls indicated that it cannot be successful). 41.1 % of respondents agreed with this opinion partially (i.e. while answering the questions about the possibility for a prostitute to have a successful life, in 4 out of 5 answers they said it was unlikely to happen). In order to make a summary more concise those two groups were coupled and 43.1 % of respondents were attached to group B.
Such a classification of those groups also helps to foresee possible devices for prostitution prevention. These would be devices, wider in their nature. The most important of them are community education and psychological help for families raising juvenile girls. It is also important to mention devices intended to develop juvenile girls' resistance to involvement in prostitution. Here, first of all, it is necessary to mention involvement of juveniles in the process of information about prostitution damage spread, and education and realization of attitudes, contrary to prostitution.