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Prostitution Laws

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Smarter U.S. Prostitution Laws Would Help AIDS Fight

Noël Busch-Armendariz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Noël Busch-Armendariz

Health care providers, human rights advocates, social workers and politicians should join forces with sex worker rights groups to create legislation and a movement to repeal laws that criminalize people engaged in sex work.

Drive-In Brothels Could Reshape Standards For Sex Worker Safety

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

It's been a year since Zurich, Switzerland, installed drive-in "sex-boxes" to improve safety for sex workers, and now authorities are hailing the prog...

County Officials Call For End To Felony Prostitution Arrests

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, courtesy Chicago: CHICAGO — As Cook County Jail fills with inmates waiting to be charged, tried or sent to pri...

PHOTOS: Brazilian Woman Auctions Virginity For Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.28.2012 | Impact

Talk about virgin air. A 20-year-old Brazilian woman is auctioning off her virginity for a one-time tryst on an airplane, reports say. To make the...

Confessions of Callgirls, Dishing the Dirt on Prostitution

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 06.11.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

It's ironic that in a society where everybody is looking for a hand out these women are simply fighting for the chance to work. Sex workers are everywhere, folks. There is a reason that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world.