The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country, from being legal and considered a profession to being punishable by death. In other places prostitution itself (exchanging sex for money) is legal, but most surrounding activities such as soliciting in a public place, operating a brothel and other forms of pimping are illegal, often making it very difficult to engage in prostitution without breaking any law.
Selling sexual services is legal, but the purchase of sexual services and procurement are illegal.In recent years, the government has sought to curb prostitution by focusing on the demand rather than the supply and by arresting clients rather than prostitutes.This map shows the legal status of prostitution (not activities surrounding prostitution such as brothels, pimping etc) by country.Prostitution is engaging in sexual activity with another person in exchange for compensation, such as money or other valuable goods.Prostitution exists throughout the country, particularly in major urban centers.there are some prohibitions against sex with minors, and it is illegal for a third party to derive financial gain from prostitution.
However, the government usually did not enforce prostitution laws.
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Married women who had sex outside marriage were stoned to death. Many considered 'temporary marriages' a form of prostitution.
Women's activists claimed that in Ulaanbaatar there were hundreds of brothels posing as saunas, massage parlors, and hotels. Nevertheless, the overall infrequency of raids allowed brothels to operate de facto According to Prostitution Reform Act 2003 No 28, Public Act, prostitution has been decriminalized.
The purpose of this Act is to decriminalise prostitution (while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use) and to create a framework. Prostitution remained pervasive, particularly in urban areas.
The definition of a brothel is wide enough to include women working who work alone.