SALON. The hypocrisy of Canada's prostitution legislation

Shannon, Kate
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1388
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the prostitution legislation in Canada. It relates to the legal policy approaches on the enforcement of criminal sanctions towards sex work involving communication in public spaces and keeping bawdy houses or unsafe indoor settings. It says that the increasing crimes related to sex work led to high mortality rate in women and sexually transmitted infections. It adds that Criminal Code regulation is helpful to safeguard sex workers and protect public health.


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