Essay On Legalizing Prostitution

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There is, on estimate, 42 million prostitutes in the world and our taxpayer dollars pay, annually, $250 million for prostitute’s court and jail fees (Prostitution Statistics). Prostitution has been one of the oldest professions, and one of the most controversial topics to this day. Whether or not we should legalize this matter or illegalize is an ongoing argument. “Prostitution has been around for so long, and it's becoming part of our society” (Fusch). So the big question is, if this epidemic isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, how do we try and stop it? To stop prostitution, we must reduce poverty, control drug abuse, and add education on this epidemic.
Our economy has had its fair share of ups and downs. The continuing world issue has been, poverty. Poverty has been a leading factor for prostitution in today’s society. In this case, many argue, it’s linked to prostitution. “Poverty is the primary driving force behind women becoming prostitutes” (Wright). Prostitutes become prostitutes
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If we legalize prostitution, we could set a law that sex workers have to use condoms and get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (Fuchs). Requiring certain laws to prevent STDs can help sex workers become healthier. This would help our society's health and decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. However, evidence conveys that it has been around for so long, and becoming part of our society (Fuchs). Prostitution has been an ongoing issue that is not going away anytime soon. How can we regulate and make sure those people are actually keeping up with those policies? If someone does not want to use contraceptives and is persistent on having sexual relations, how can we be sure rape doesn’t occur between the individuals? By keeping it illegal, we can regulate this part of American life, come up with more ways to stop it, and alleviate the prostitution
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