In West Germany, prostitution was regulated and legislation required sex workers to obtain health certificates. A law implemented in 2002 sought to improve the conditions for sex workers by allowing them to sue for their wages and become part of health, unemployment and pension programmes.
Upon reunification, negotiations ultimately led to its current status as legalized. It's estimated that between 150,000 to 700,000 prostitutes work in Germany, according to DPA.
Minors under 18 may not work as prostitutes, and it is prohibited to perform sex work in the vicinity of a school where it might “corrupt juveniles”, as the German criminal code states.
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A law passed last year and set to go into effect this July will require johns to wear condoms, prostitutes to officially register, and also have sex workers undergo regular health counselling sessions.
But the law has met with fierce criticism from sex worker groups and advocates who say it infringes upon their privacy and could encourage women to work illegally instead. Since the 2002 law took effect, there has been wide criticism that the legislation did not help, and in fact made things easier for human traffickers, who could pose often foreign women as freely working professionals, despite the women actually being under duress.
A German family that fled to rural Siberia to protect their children from sex education in German schools appears to have concluded that life in a Russian village is worse than learning where babies come from.“As a grown man, I'm even ashamed to go into the details of what they teach,” he told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper in December.
“It's that so-called gender ideology, when they tell a child that he can chose who he is: man, woman, or someone else...”When he refused to pay a fine after his daughter missed the mandatory lessons, Martens was even forced to spend a night in jail.