Sweden considers criminalising prostitution

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:892

Prostitution in Sweden could become a criminal offence if the government acts on a report commissioned by the Swedish health and social affairs ministries. The report proposes penalties of between six months and four years for either working as a prostitute or buying the services of one.

The report gives the findings of a commission chaired by supreme court justice Ing-Britt Tornell. The commission was set up to investigate why …

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