Historical Background of Prostitution and Typology: A Social-Legal Perspective

Ehsan Rostamzadeh, Rohani Abdul Rahim, Farid Mohseni


This article reviews the status of women in different civilisations, such as Mesopotamia and Greece. It also analyses the status of women and prostitution’s types in Iran. The history of the romantic relations between men and women has been the most wonderful and complicated one in human life since creation. Such romantic acts occur in different forms, for example hugging, and are epitomised by sexual intercourse between men and women. On the issue of prostitution, different policies have been adopted by countries, such as legal and illegal prostitution. Prostitution in Iran is illegal, and incurs various punishments, but in some countries, it is legal such as Netherlands and Australia. According to this policy, prostitution is a job that must be monitored and controlled by governments and has job’s benefits. There are different types of prostitution which will be presented here such as consensual prostitution and forced prostitution. This article is prepared through analytical and archival method of research.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p232

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