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Medical students have to spend longer at university so the burden of debt is greater than their peers in different professions. Time for paid employment is also problematic, such are the demands of the medical school curriculum. Prostitution, even on a casual basis,
300 British university students were asked if they knew someone at medical school who had been an escort/prostitute to fund their education and 10% claimed they knew of someone, which is up by 6% since a similar survey in 2006.
Jodi Dixon claims that rising tuition fees are driving students to these desperate measures:
"With escalating debts, students in the United Kingdom may view prostitution as an easy way to get rich quick."
I doubt anyone goes into prostitution because they really want to - is it an absolute last resort to fund an expensive education? Or are there more relaxed attitudes towards medical students paying their way through prostitution? Have programmes such as Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper (as Jodi Dixon mentions) glamorised prostitution?
Are there any instances where it would be acceptable for a medical student to prostitute themselves to pay for their medical school fees?