Prostitution in Ecuador

Ecuador
Prostitution in Ecuador is legal and regulated, as long as the prostitute is over the age of 18, registered, and works from a licensed brothel.wikipedia
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Prostitution law

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Prostitution in Ecuador is legal and regulated, as long as the prostitute is over the age of 18, registered, and works from a licensed brothel.

Colombia

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In 2007 it was estimated that 70% of the prostitutes in the country were from Colombia.

United States dollar

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The country attracts Colombian prostitutes as the currency is the US$ rather than the unstable Colombian peso.

Colombian peso

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The country attracts Colombian prostitutes as the currency is the US$ rather than the unstable Colombian peso.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDSJoint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
UNAIDS estimate there to be 35,000 prostitutes in the country.

Quito

Quito, EcuadorSan Francisco de QuitoSantiago de Quito
Quito was the first city in Ecuador to regulate prostitution in 1921, requiring prostitutes to be tested weekly for STIs and the results recorded in the "Register of Venereal Disease".

Sexually transmitted infection

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Quito was the first city in Ecuador to regulate prostitution in 1921, requiring prostitutes to be tested weekly for STIs and the results recorded in the "Register of Venereal Disease".

Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador(Santiago de) GuayquilFree Province of Guayaquil
Guayaquil and Riobamba introduced a similar system of regulation in 1925.

Riobamba

Regidor del Cabildo de RiobambaRiobamba, EcuadorVilla de Riobamba
Guayaquil and Riobamba introduced a similar system of regulation in 1925.

Syphilis

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To obtain a licence ("carnet"), the prostitute must undergo a medical examination and be free from syphilis, chlamydia and HIV.

Chlamydia

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To obtain a licence ("carnet"), the prostitute must undergo a medical examination and be free from syphilis, chlamydia and HIV.

HIV

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To obtain a licence ("carnet"), the prostitute must undergo a medical examination and be free from syphilis, chlamydia and HIV.

Street prostitution

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Street prostitution is dealt with under public order laws.

List of sex worker organizations

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The first sex workers organisation in Latin America, "Asociacion de Mujeres Autonomas "22nd de Junio"" (Association of Autonomous Women 22nd of June) was set up in Machala in 1985.

Latin America

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The first sex workers organisation in Latin America, "Asociacion de Mujeres Autonomas "22nd de Junio"" (Association of Autonomous Women 22nd of June) was set up in Machala in 1985.

Machala

Puerto BolívarReina de Machala
The first sex workers organisation in Latin America, "Asociacion de Mujeres Autonomas "22nd de Junio"" (Association of Autonomous Women 22nd of June) was set up in Machala in 1985.

Mama Cash

The organisation receives some funding from international women's organisations such as Mama Cash in the Netherlands and the Global Fund for Women in the United States.

Global Fund for Women

The organisation receives some funding from international women's organisations such as Mama Cash in the Netherlands and the Global Fund for Women in the United States.

Transgender

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In Quito women who work in brothels have set up "Association Pro-Defense of Women (ASPRODEMU)", street workers "Association For a Better Future" and "Association 1st of May" and transgender workers the "Association of Trans Sex Workers of Quito (Aso TST UIO)".

Guayas Province

GuayasProvince of GuayasGuayas Province, Ecuador
In Guayaquil there is the " Association of Autonomous Female Workers 1st of August" and in "Association of Women from Milagro Canton" in Guayas Province.

Galápagos Islands

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The Ecuadorian military ensures that there are prostitutes available for their personnel stationed in the Galápagos Islands (part of Ecuador).

Puerto Ayora

Just outside the most populated town on the islands, Puerto Ayora, there are 3 brothels.

Esmeraldas, Ecuador

EsmeraldasCity of Esmeraldascity of the same name
Child prostitution is a widely recognised problem, especially on the seaport of Esmeraldas.

Venezuela

VenezuelanBolivarian Republic of VenezuelaVEN
Most child victims are trafficked internally for prostitution, but some children are also trafficked to other countries, in particular to Venezuela.

Condom

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Lack of education and reluctance to use condoms are significant factors in the spread of the infection.