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Portugal, drugs, prostitution

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aliceliddell Sat 04-Jun-11 19:09:50

Since we know the close connection between addiction and prostitution, has the Portuguese experience of partial decriminalisation of drugs and improved treatment programmes led to a fall in prostitution?

Straight2Extremes Sat 04-Jun-11 20:13:13

I wonder as well I know that drug overdose and HIV infections (from needles) have had a major fall but I also would like to know about the effect it has had on prostitution.

aliceliddell Sun 05-Jun-11 14:01:25

Well, S2E, looks like we'll have to wait for the answer to that one?

Straight2Extremes Tue 07-Jun-11 11:31:28

Well from what I have read there has been an increase in prostitution in some cities because of the influx of immigrants from eastern Europe and Brazil. In Portugal over half of all prostitutes are foreign so I don't think the legalisation has any effect of it at all.

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