By Htet Khaung Lin YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Teenager Wut Yee was devastated when her mother, a sex worker, told her that she had just agreed to sell her daughter’s virginity to a businessman for $3,000. Wut Yee, then 14, had quit school to handle household chores and look after her brother but had no other source of income. The monsoon was coming and their thatch-roofed house in Yangon’s Hlaingthaya Township required urgent repairs.
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Poverty drives Myanmar girls into underage sex work