Alarming statistics in Greece,statistics that Greece will not be proud of.
Women in Greece are being forced to sell their bodies for sex for as little as the cost of a sandwich because of the country’s debt crisis .
Report author Gregory Lazos of Panteion University in Athens said there are now around 18,500 sex workers in Greece.
Professor Lazos told The Times: “Some Greek women just do it for a cheese pie, or a sandwich they need to eat because they are hungry.
“These cases — about 400 — may be nominal compared with the thousands of other sex workers operating nationwide, but they never existed as a trend until the financial crisis.
“Factor in the growing number of Greek girls who drift in and out of the trade, depending on their needs, and the total number of female prostitutes is startling.”
The Greek academic’s findings suggest that Greek women now dominate 80 per cent of the sex trade industry, where the majority of prostitutes used to original from eastern Europe.