Prostitution In The Philippines

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Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit. It also has been called “the world’s oldest profession” because it has been around since almost the beginning of time. Even if all the nations around the world will unite to eradicate it, they will never succeed. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute and is a kind of sex worker. There are about 42 million prostitutes in the world who are living all over the world and it was estimated that there were up to 500,000 prostitutes in the Philippines in 2003. Other countries legalized prostitution and regulated rules for it already, but prostitution in the Philippines still remains illegal. Although prostitution has become one of the major problems in the Philippines, making it legal does not promote women’s health, does not enhance women’s choice, and it does not protect the women in prostitution. Because not just women but also young individuals are strongly affected, many a country, like the Philippines, should know some of the reasons why only a few countries are making prostitution legal. Making prostitution legal does not promote women’s health. A legalized system of prostitution often mandates health checks and certification, but only for women and not for male buyers. An example for this is Nevada, which is the only jurisdiction in the United States where prostitution is permitted. Although Nevada regulated laws for the legalization of
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