Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. Whether it should be a legal profession or not is a matter of much controversy. Yet, in many countries it is legal but with heavily regulated restrictions. Prostitution in the United States should be treated the same way. It should be a legalized profession but with restrictions regulated by laws and government departments. Prostitution is a legal profession in many places all over the world, such as Singapore, Canada, France, Mexico, Israel, Denmark, the Netherlands and England. Although some of these places offer prostitution without regulations, many only allow it with strictly enforced rules. In the Netherlands for instance, prostitution is allowed but only if the prostitutes are contained within brothels. The United States should follow the example of these other countries and legalize prostitution but with firm and regulated restrictions. Nevada is the only state in the U.S. to have legalized prostitution in some counties. Prostitution is limited to brothels only. Potential prostitutes must be above the age limit and go through intense background and health checks. Brothels and prostitutes must pass a criminal background check in order to be licensed. Once they are licensed they must register at a police department and pay a fee to the Public Health Department. Prostitutes must adhere to strict medical testing and control. They are tested for STD’s before being licensed. Once they begin to work at a brothel, they are tested every seven days for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia and checked monthly for Syphilis and HIV. There has not been a single case of HIV with any licensed prostitute in any licensed brothel in Nevada. With all of these restrictions, prostitution can be managed and controlled. Gender violence would be reduced because prostitutes would be in a safe environment and off the streets. Brothels have security guards at all times to protect them and their customers....
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