Legalizing Prostitution In Australia Essay

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The legality of prostitution is a very touchy subject. At one end of the legal spectrum, prostitution results in the death penalty in some Muslim countries. At the other end, prostitutes are tax-paying unionized professionals in the Netherlands. Brothels are legal and advertising businesses are as well. The legal situation in Germany, Switzerland, and New Zealand is similar to that in the Netherlands. In the Australian state of New South Wales, any person over the age of 18 may offer to provide sexual services in return for money. However in Victoria, a person who wants to run a prostitution business must have a license. Prostitutes working for themselves in their own business must be registered. Individual sex workers are not required to be registered. In some countries the legal status of prostitution may be different. In…show more content…
Banning prostitution will drive it underground and making treatment and monitoring more difficult. However, registering prostitutes makes the state involved in prostitution and does not address the health risks of unregistered prostitutes.
In Australia where sex-work is active and legal. Registration of sex-work is not practiced and education campaigns have been extremely successful and the non-intravenous drug user/sex workers are among the lower HIV-risk communities in the nation.
When it comes to prostitution, many are quick to judge. Although a lot of opinions are actually close to the fact and statistics about the subject, there are still aspects not understood and a great lack of knowledge. Prostitution as a whole is either right or wrong depending on a person 's values, morals, and religion. This paper is not to support nor discriminate the act of being a prostitute. Hopefully there is a better understanding of the risks of being a prostitute, the riddance of a “female only” stigma and the several types of prostitute occupations as well as legalities of
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