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Why is Prostitution Unavoidable?

A Library Research Paper
Submitted to: Atty. Georgina Peniaranda for English 1023
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Sta. Mesa, Manila
March 12, 2012

By
Bianca Rein Marie G. Gaitan
BSA 1-14D

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT…………………………………………………………………………… i I. INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………...…1 II. HISTORY OF PROTITUTION………………………………………………...2 III. WOMEN AND PROSTITUTION……………………………………………..7 Reasons for Entering Prostitution……………………………………………7 Effects of Prostitution to a Woman’s Health………………………………....8 Women’s Rights………………………………………………………..…….9 IV. LEGALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION………………………………………11 Advantages………………………………………………………………..….11 Disadvantages…………………………………………………………….…..12 V. WAYS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF PROSTITUTION….........................13 Laws…………………………………………………………………..……….13 Sex Education……………………………………………………………...…..14 Others……………………………………………………………………….…14 VI. SUMMARY……………………………………………………………..……..16

ABSTRACT

Prostitution has been a part of our world’s culture since the beginning of time and according to many, it is the world’s oldest profession. It has become widespread and women are the ones who are mostly targeted. There are reasons why women are engaged in prostitution and it how gives them benefits, and disadvantages as well. After all the attempts that the authority has made to stop prostitution, the problem just gets even worse. It only prove that prostitution is nearly impossible to impede, given the factors like poverty, unemployment, rebellion, curiosity and a lot more that drives women to enter prostitution.

I. INTRODUCTION

Prostitution has various definitions and it more or less relates to “sex for hire” (Flowers, 1998). According to the dictionary, a prostitute is one who engages in promiscuous sexual activity for pay. Flowers (1998) stated that the immense majority of definitions of prostitution have been sex-specific or focused on adult female prostitution. Today, these definitions have expanded to include adolescent female prostitution, boy prostitution, adult male prostitution, homosexual prostitution, bisexual prostitution, and even prostitution by phone and online services (Flowers, 1998). Most of the definitions of prostitution are divided into two type: social definitions and legal definitions. Social definitions of prostitution often regard prostitution as sexual relations that include some form of monetary payment or barter and are characterized by promiscuity and/or emotional apathy (Flowers, 1998). Legal definitions of prostitution states that prostitution is really the only crime in the penal law where two people are doing a thing mutually agreed upon and yet only one, the female partner, is subject to arrest.

The purpose of this report is to recognize and explain topics in relation to prostitution, where and when it all started, whether it is beneficial or a burden to those who do it and the reasons behind this question: Why is prostitution unavoidable?

Though there are many kinds/types of prostitution, this report focus mainly on female prostitution. The sections that follow consider (1) the history of prostitution, (2) the reasons for entering prostitution and its impact on women’s health, (3) women’s rights, (4) the advantages and disadvantages if prostitution be legalized and (5) some of the ways to prevent the spread of prostitution.

II. HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION

A lot of people say that prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions. After so many years, decades, or centuries maybe, there’s still an issue pertaining to where, when, who, and how did prostitution ever started. The history of prostitution according to civilliberty.about.com, follows:

In 18th Century BCE, the Code of Hammurabi refers to prostitution. includes provisions to protect the inheritance...
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