Decriminalization Of Prostitution Essay

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Prostitution is one of the oldest profession, not just to the United States, but worldwide, and the persecution of sex workers is just as old. With the popularity of prostitution, religious groups fought to guarantee that the United Sates outlawed the soliciting and offering of sex for money by the early 1900’s. This still remains the case to today in all states of the United States, with the exception of the state of Nevada. Nevada has legalized prostitution in counties with a population of fewer than 400,000 persons and the laws permit prostitution mostly by accepting the brothels and sex workers not necessarily condoning it. (Brents and Hausbeck) Making Prostitution illegal does not help with the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and other dangers due to the sex work industry, criminalization only accelerates these risks, instead of reducing them. Many individuals strongly believe the legalization and decriminalization of prostitution dignify the sex worker and gives her credibility to her career choice. Allowing for the legalization of prostitution, for consenting adults, would allow for better regulation of sex workers, an increase of job availability, and …show more content…
They include, an economic boom, better health care, and social security benefits. By Legalizing prostitution, violent crime rates can be lowered, such as rape and sexual battery. The government’s regulation on sex workers and health care, can help to reduce the risks of sexually transmitted diseases. Job opportunities would open up for those wishing to make money by selling a product they own. Enforcing the use of condoms by sex workers, not only can reduce the rate of sexually transmitted disease, HIV, and Aids, but it can help reduce the rate of unwanted pregnancies. This helps relieve the financial stress of the government in supporting and providing for these mothers and their

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