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15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

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The oldest job in the world has, for quite a long time now, been regarded as a hateful and fallen choice of work. Prostitution exists and will continue to exist despite bans and their legal status, due to reasons like poverty or unforeseen situations. Some countries choose to outright ban the practise, while other countries have tried regulating prostitution, providing [email protected] workers with health and social benefits.

Here are some of the countries where prostitution is legal.

1. New Zealand

Prostitution has been legal for Kiwis since 2003. There are even licensed brothels operating under public health and employment laws, which means the workers get social benefits just like other emplyees. Definitely a progressive move.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

2. Australia

The legal status of prostitution in Oz differs from state to state. It is decriminalised in some areas, and illegal in other parts. Same goes for for brothel ownership. The Aussies love their fun I suppose.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

3. Austria

Prostitution is completely legal in Austria. Prostitutes are required to register, undergo periodic health examinations, be 19 years old or older, and pay taxes. Despite this, there is a lot of smuggling and forced prostitution here.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

4. Bangladesh

Male prostitution is illegal, but everything else is legal. Bangladesh has a severe minor trafficking problem, which is perpetuated by corruption. Pimping and owning a brothel is also legal.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

5. Belgium

They have been trying to remove the stigma, violence and fear associated with prostitution by not just legalising it but also running proper state of the art brothels with fingerprint technology and keycards!

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

6. Brazil

Prostitution in itself is legal here, though you’ll totally get busted if you’re channeling your inner Snoop Dogg and pimping away to glory.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

7. Canada

Prostituting yourself is legal, but buying [email protected] became illegal during the end of 2014. This deeply flawed system puts [email protected] workers in a very dangerous and position.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

8. Colombia

It is legal to work in the [email protected] industry in Colombia, though pimping isn’t. Prostitution is especially widespread in cities such as Cartagena and Barranquilla.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

9. Denmark

Prostitution is legal here. The government even helps those with disabilities get laid by incurring the extra costs some of them have to pay.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

10. Ecuador

Everything related to [email protected] work is legal here. You can sell your body, run a brothel or be a pimp with no legal ramifications. Forced prostitution is a bit of a problem here though.

15 Countries Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution

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