Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Female prostitutes are known to play an important role in the epidemiology of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), both because of the sexual activity involved in their work and because some female prostitutes inject drugs or have sex with men who inject drugs. Nevertheless, little of what is known about the size of this population or their risk behaviors has been derived from careful scientific study."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
Codirector, Prevention and Treatment Services Core, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS)