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the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.

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Did most sex workers experience abuse as a child?

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a medical doctor who hosts several television and radio programs, claims quite frequently that most people who engage in sex-related industries, such as prostitution or pornography, ...
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Does legalizing prostitution lead to an increase in human trafficking?

This is a common argument against the legalization of prostitution, and I'm curious if there's any truth to the claim that human trafficking actually increase when prostitution is made legal.
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Are 50% to 90% of prostitutes in the Netherlands sex slaves?

In Does Legalizing Prostitution Work?, the author says that even after prostitution is legal, a lot of women are still forced into prostitution. These women are Amsterdam's leading tourist ...
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Does legalizing prostitution decrease sexual violence against all women?

In the debate about legalizing prostitution, yes or no, one claim is the legalization will decrease sexual violence against all women. For example from answers of pros in the link provided: "It ...
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Was sexually transmitted disease rampant amongst troops occupying Japan?

In the English language Wikipedia article on the Recreation and Amusement Association, an organization for prostitution to Allied troops occupying Japan after World War II, it's claimed that sexually ...
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