Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

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Prostitution is known to be one of the oldest professions in history, although it is now illegal. “In the United States, prostitution was at best sporadically controlled until passage of the federal Mann Act (1910), which prohibited interstate transportation of women for “immoral purposes.” “ (Jenkins) If caught in the act of buying or selling sex, there is a tremendous price to pay and a great amount of time to be sent to jail and convicted for the activity. If they legalized prostitution it would be superior for our society. Therefore, prostitution should be legalized because it will help lower the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, secure women from uncertainty, and the government will gain more money.
Legalizing prostitution will help decrease sexually transmitted diseases being that they will have a way of monitoring the health of these males/females whom are working in this profession. According to the History and Debate of Legalized Prostitution they say “Many believe that criminalizing prostitution only exacerbates the spread of diseases, and if the practice were legal, it would encourage cleaner working conditions and better STD testing for prostitutes.” Illegal prostitution makes people more likely to not be careful about spreading diseases in the act of trying to rush and not get caught for the illegal activity. Legalized prostitution calls for its own government building, otherwise known as a brothel, so the management will be able to get checked for

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