As competition in the brothels of Bangladesh increases, prostituted women and trafficked children are driven to take some desperate measures to survive. In an area where desperation is already commonplace, “desperate measures” go way beyond what we in the West could even imagine.
Bangladeshi men like ‘bigger,’ developed girls and women, a hormone called Oradexon has been introduced into the brothels to address this preference. Prostituted women are taking Oradexon to make them stronger, bigger, and supposedly more beautiful. Child trafficking victims are being force-fed the drug to make them appear older.
And what else is Oradexon known for? Farmers use it to fatten up their cattle before taking them to the market.
The long-term effects of this hormone can be deadly. Short term side-effects include rashes, high blood pressure, and liver damage. The madams who run the brothels deny the possibility of such health risks. As long as they are raking in the cash, Oradexon is simply a profit-booster.
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