Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

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Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:38 am

I'm all about making prostitution/sex work totally legal in Cambodia because, you know, of the health benefits, of course. If it might cut down on the number of HIV/AIDS infections, it's a good thing! So, countries all around the world should do the right thing and help fight HIV/AIDS by legalizing sex work!

And remember, 1 in 7 sex workers here in Cambodia are infected with HIV! Have fun!

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Decriminalising sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study.

Published yesterday in health journal The Lancet, the paper says that punitive treatment of sex workers can “elevate HIV acquisition and transmission risks”.

In Cambodia, which has Southeast Asia’s highest rate of HIV prevalence, sex work is a central driver of the epidemic.

“[C]riminalisation and stigma deter access to condoms or health services [and] continue to hamper HIV prevention, treatment, and care efforts,” the study says, adding that more outreach is not enough.

“Decriminalisation of sex work would have the greatest effect on the course of HIV epidemics across all settings.”

Worldwide, sex workers are disproportionately affected by HIV.

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization found that female sex workers were 14 times as likely as other women to be infected.

While the Kingdom has successfully reduced the rate of HIV-positive adults from 2 per cent in 1998 to under 0.7 per cent, the rate for sex workers hovers nearer 14 per cent, according to the National AIDS Authority.

“On average, there are three new infections each day,” NAA deputy director Tia Phalla said.

“Legalisation is not the problem, the problem is . . . reaching the high-risk populations.”

But rights groups argue – and the study agrees – that infections among high-risk groups like sex workers would be a lot easier to find and treat if the trade weren’t driven underground by the law.

Since 2008, more than 3,000 sex workers have been arrested and detained by police, according to Keo Tha of the Women’s Network for Unity. In several instances, carrying condoms led to the arrest, and condoms have been used as evidence.

“The owner[s] of massage parlours and beer gardens are too scared to stock condoms now because.....

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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:44 pm

General Mackevili wrote:I'm all about making prostitution/sex work totally legal in Cambodia because, you know, of the health benefits, of course.
Bro, if you need it, I can help you out with the cost of the doxycycline.

I suppose it would make a change from teaching for you...
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Post by The Add Jay » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:05 pm

dont be a disgrace cum on her face...when in doubt cum on her mouth....dont be a dummy cum on her tummy. :hattip:
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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by Sailorman » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:39 pm

I was surprised to learn its legal in Singapore.
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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by vladimir » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:08 pm

Why? This is Asia...you have money, we fix!
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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:25 am

Sailorman wrote:I was surprised to learn its legal in Singapore.
I was surprised it wasn't totally legal in Cambodia.
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Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:54 am

Sailorman wrote:I was surprised to learn its legal in Singapore.
Just learned this a few months ago as well. Surprised too to say the least. Always thought they were squeaky clean down there.
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Post by vladimir » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:41 pm

Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:
Sailorman wrote:I was surprised to learn its legal in Singapore.
Just learned this a few months ago as well. Surprised too to say the least. Always thought they were squeaky clean down there.
What's a bit of cheese 'down there' between friends?
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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by picooie » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:10 pm

I think 1 in 7 taxi girls having HIV is a bit high.

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Re: Cambodia Should Legalize Sex Work For Health Benefits

Post by khmerinade » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:37 am

General Mackevili wrote:
Sailorman wrote:I was surprised to learn its legal in Singapore.
I was surprised it wasn't totally legal in Cambodia.
Well, technically illegal.
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