Pros And Cons Of Prostitution In China

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Essay 3—Research Paper

Should prostitution be legalized in China?

Karen, WEI MING

2016314060703 As one of the oldest industries in the world, prostitution used to be legal in China (Jin, 2005). After China was liberated, the government strictly banned prostitution yet it is still rampant nowadays. The society consider it a city disease. Cities needs large sum of migrant workers to develop, however, they don’t have sufficient economic ability to bring their spouses to cities and satisfy their sexual demands. Therefore, they became the major customers of this industry (Liang, 2012). Personally, I think the pros of legalizing prostitution is stronger than its cons, and it certainly should be taken into account by the government. In this essay, the pros and cons of legalizing prostitution will be listed, namely, making the industry easier to be
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Now, let’s go to my first main points.
Primarily, the legalization of prostitution might make the industry easier to be supervised. China strictly forbids prostitution as it may lead to the propagation of AIDS. According to the data from the Ministry of Health, sexual transmission has already become the major cause of sex workers getting AIDS (Ministry of health, 2007). Even though huge effort have been taken by hospitals and social organizations to work on the safety education for prostitutes, it has failed to reduce those numbers. Scholars believe that this mainly due to the government’s restriction. The prohibition prevents sex workers from undergoing a medical inspection and reaching for help. As illegal workers in China, no yearly medical inspection is promised (). More importantly, the prohibition by government instills the concept of it is shameful to be a sex worker to the society. Since AIDS is usually related to an indecent sexual life
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