Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author:

Ine Vanwesenbeeck, PhD Biography

Manager of Research at Rutgers Nisso Group, Dutch Expert Centre on Sexuality
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“A process toward better work relations, worker protection, and an improved status of sex workers, once facilitated by a legislative system as now available in the Netherlands, certainly needs further government support.

…Legal rights for sex workers as a professional group are a precondition for adequate government intervention, but does not yet guarantee societal acceptance of sex workers. The struggle against social stigma of sex workers and the reduction or prevention of negative social reactions toward them should be an additional aim of any policyworking toward improvement of sex workers’ social status and well-being.”

Archives of Sexual Behavior, Dec. 2005

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:
  • Manager of Research at Rutgers Nisso Group, Dutch Expert Centre on Sexuality
  • Former Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Tilburg University
  • President, International Academy of Sex Research, 2007-2008
  • President, Dutch Society for Sexology, 2002-2005
  • PhD, University of Amsterdam
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Psychologically Harmful to Prostitutes?