Prostitution Essay

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Devin Rohmer Professor Good ENG 122 18 January 2013 Prostitution is the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse in exchange for money. Keeping prostitution illegal is a wise decision because of the many negative effects it has on a society. For example the drastic increase in health issues due to the popularity of HIV/AIDS and many other sexually transmitted diseases that affect people through prostitution. Prostitution can also starve a society of its ethical values. This business can also lead to many other dangerous things such as human sex trafficking and human slavery. A major thing that prostitution effects, that people do not really think about is the women who do it and how their rights are affected. Throughout the world, different countries have strong beliefs about whether this practice should be legal or illegal. In the United States, the law says that a criminal offense is one caused by intending or inflicting pain and emotional turmoil on another human being. Therefore prostitution is a criminal offense. Not only in the United States but in many other countries, health has become a major negative because of sexually transmitted diseases. No matter where you are some of the male and female prostitutes have a sexually transmitted disease. The STD rate varies between each country. Since these problems are passed on much easier than others the widespread of disease is more common. Prostitution increases the probability that a person will receive a sexually transmitted disease and/or pass it on to another partner. Whether it is a male or female prostitute, they do not necessarily care about their body or what happens to it. So if they are responsible for passing on a disease of some sort, it is not to their concern as long as they are receiving currency for what they are doing. This not only is a great health issue but also an issue of

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