Prostitution in Thailand Term Paper

Prostitution in Thailand
Presents an extensive analysis of prostitution in Thailand, which is considered to be the capital of the sex industry.
# 128172 | 6,305 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains that the very large number of persons involved in prostitution in Thailand exists because of several factors including poverty, social norms, modernization and capitalism. Even though prostitution is illegal in Thailand according to the Suppression of Prostitution Act of 1960, the author points out that, in reality, the use of women for commercial sexual exploitation is still tolerated and flourishes. The paper reviews the problem of trafficking women and children and recommends that to help solve this situation the government must restrict its migration policies.

From the Paper:

"Prostitution in Thailand has existed for centuries dating back to pre-modern period. Prostitution has been accepted as a form of entertainment that men introduce their sons to and wives are expected to tolerate. Women were used a source of exchange for military achievement. Prostitution became a central topic when Thailand opened its relation with the West. The government began to transform their laws, policies and practices regarding prostitution, polygamy, and slavery according to Western civilization. In the 1930s and 1940s during the WWII period, Japanese servicemen used Thai women for prostitution."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bamber, S.D. (1993). A History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Thailand. Genitourinary Medicine. 69(2), 148-157.
  • Bower, B. (2005, September 24). Childhood's End. Science News, 168(13), 200-201.
  • Clark, S.C. (2007). Never in a Vaccum: Learning from the Thai Fight Against HIV. College of William and Mary. 1-28.
  • Crawford, C.F. (2006). Cultural, Economic and Legal Factors Underlying Trafficking in Thailand. Yeshiva University, 48-121.
  • Mahler, K. (1997). Global Concern for Children's Rights: The World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation. 23(2), 79-84.

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