Research-to-Action

Prostitution: the pros and cons of decriminalisation

The Week UK
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prostitution should be decriminalised in order to protect the lives of sex workers and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, a study in the Lancet Medical Journal argues.

Researchers published evidence that sex workers are faced with "substantial barriers in accessing prevention, treatment and care services" because of "stigma, discrimination and criminalisation", The Independent reports.