Does early sexual trauma increase the chances of becoming a sex worker later in life? Ms. Clark Flory claims this research says no but she did not read the data she cited…results were clear: the odds of sex work vs other forms of work (service) were 80% higher for those who experienced sexual abuse as children, 90% higher for those who experienced physical abuse and 50% higher for those who lived in foster homes. Those who had used cocaine and heroin in the past 4 months increased the odds of sex work vs. other forms of work by 200% and 536% more respectively. Furthermore, sex workers were more likely to come from poor homes and be poor themselves. There was nothing complicated in this research… abuse and poverty harms children early in life including increasing the chances of becoming a sex worker later in life.