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Alexa Albert, MD Biography

Author of Brothel, 2001
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“I don’t know if legalization would work for all prostitutes. Prostitution is not a monolith; there are some sex worker rights’ activists opposed to any regulations who want to work freely without any laws. But unlike the system of criminalization we have in place now, which does not afford its workers any protection (legal recourse in instances of abuse, etc.), a legalized system in the end would be a social stand in the direction of protecting vs. further marginalizing these workers.”

Boldtype, July 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Named one of Mirabella’s 1,000 Women for the Nineties
  • Signer, Campaign For the Peaceful Development of the Biological Sciences
  • Pediatrics Residency, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Intern, Family Planning and Human Sexuality, Emory School of Medicine
  • BA, Psychology, Brown University
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?