Prostitutes in Thailand Should be Legal, Or Not? In 2001, there were 2. 02 million of prostitutes in Thailand according to the research of Thai Child Rights Organization, while in 2005, the number of prostitutes was increasing to 2. 51 million. Although prostitute is an illegal occupation, the number of them is still increasing in each year. Is it better if we use the law to control this Job by making it as a legal occupation?
There are 3 advantages to make prostitute as the legal occupation concerning about the economic side which are receiving more taxes, decreasing the health’s budget according to sexually transmitted disease, ND decreasing the government’s corruption. Firstly, we can receive more taxes from legal prostitute. In Switzerland, the country that prostitute is legal, prostitutes gain 1. 18 trillion Baht (3. 5 billion Swiss Franc) income per year to their country which meaner that the country receives 0. 59 trillion Baht for taxes .
According to the thesis of Clangorous University in 2009, the average income of prostitutes which the age of 18-35, 80 percent of all prostitutes, is approximately 85,000 Baht/month and the number of prostitutes is 1. 6 million. Thailand uses the progressive tax rates which mean the more you got, the more you ay taxes. Prostitute has to pay income subtracted all expenses)*12*O. 2(rate of taxes for people who have the income more than 500,000 Baht/year]Baht/year for taxes which meaner that the government should receive approximately 13. 4 trillion Baht/year (84,000 Baht*l . 6 million prostitutes). Not only the income of government that will increase, but the expense from health’s budget is also decreasing too. Regarding to the latest sentence, being prostitute to be a legal occupation can cost less money on Public Health’s budget. In 2012, Thai government spent 134 million on AIDS patients. Government has to spend 2. 74 million Baht on 1 patient per year. It can be said that if number of AIDS is increasing, the budget spending on these patients will increase too.
Not only AIDS is the sexually transmitted disease in our world, but there are others like Kangarooed, Scabies, Syphilis, and Coincide too. The number of patients who got sexually transmitted disease in Thailand during the year 2003 is approximately 1. 6 million people according to the World Health Organization’s research. Compared to Switzerland, the number of the patients is only 16,000. The reconstitutes in Switzerland have to check up their physical health every month so that the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases is decreasing as well.
If prostitute is a legal occupation, it will easier to control these diseases too. Finally, pushing prostitute to be a legal occupation can decrease the government’s corruption. After Mr.. Chit Cosmologist, the former massage parlors owner, entered political roles, he has revealed many shocking information about prostitution in Thailand. In 2003, he unveiled that some of his best customers are politicians and police officers. He lamed that he also have to paid those influential people more than 2 million dollars for the bribes to keep his business goes on. According to Mr..
Cosmologist, some large prostitution rings in Bangkok and other provinces are backed by politicians and other influential people. In 2012, he revealed the information of the sex trade area in Hat Way. He SAA d brothels in Hat Way nave to pay band per month to police. Both politicians and police have been supporting and indulging in the prostitution industry openly. If we push prostitution to be the legal occupation, the corruption will decrease too. To conclude, pushing prostitutes to be a legal occupation can benefit economy of the countries by receiving more taxes, and decreasing the health’s budget and the government’s corruption.