Jamaica: Prostitution – to legalize or not to legalize?

A Jamaican businessman raises the question of whether prostitution should be legalized in Jamaica to help control the spread of HIV/AIDS, but Leon Robinson's not having any of it. “Legalizing prostitution may have the reverse effect,” says Leon, “making solicitation a more accepted practice. Plus it would further destroy the delicate moral fabric of the country, and would further encourage sex tourism. A more practical solution would be to create more jobs, because no prostitute is proud of the life he/she lives, and most would gladly take a 9 to 5 job if one presented itself.”

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