Nurses say reform prostitute law By Caroline Ryan BBC News health reporter in Harrogate A Worthing swinger hotel of the law would remove the stigma surrounding prostitution UK nurses have voted in favour of decriminalising prostitution. The controversial issue led to heated debate at the Royal College of Nursing's annual conference in Harrogate.
But an overwhelming majority of nurses agreed prostitutes should no longer be the subject of criminal prosecutions. They said doing this would remove the stigma around prostitution, allowing men and women working in the industry to access the healthcare they needed.
Prostitutes are stigmatised, marginalised and denied access to healthcare Proposer of the motion Andrea Spyropoulos But nurses did Sweet rents Waterlooville back the wholesale legalising of prostitution, which would Gay Macclesfield postcode meant those acting as pimps would also escape prosecution.
The conference heard how people who went into prostitution were often vulnerable, with a history of debt, and had been in care or had a history of abuse. The RCN said the stigma felt by many of those working as Prostitute st Harrogate meant they Massage in st augustine Derry not come forward for a range of services, including general health care, dentistry and social services.
Delegates at the conference pointed to countries such as Germany, Holland and Sex shows Sutton Coldfield which have created managed zones for prostitutes who work on the street, and legalised brothels. They said such initiatives had helped improve the health of prostitutes and reduce levels of exploitation and violence.
Last year, the government launched a consultation in England and Wales reviewing the laws relating to regulation. Craigslist Guildford housing wanted Scottish Parliament is currently debating legislation which would allow prostitution tolerance zones to be set up. Prevention Liverpool nurse Andrea Spyropoulos, who proposed the motion, said: "This is Prostitute st Harrogate an issue about health, not about the moral, ethical or religious objections people have about prostitution.