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Maciamo
27-11-03, 14:24
Thais mull legalising sex trade (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3240824.stm)

The Thai Government has begun a public debate on whether prostitution should be legalised.
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Prostitution is a $4.3bn industry in Thailand which could generate big revenues - currently it accounts for about 3% of the country's income.
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Advocates of the changes say legalisation would give Thailand's estimated 200,000 sex workers access to health care and protection from abuse.
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She said if prostitution became legal she would have recourse against clients who refused to pay, and would no longer have to hide from the police.
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