- In Belgium, self-employed prostitutes are legal but brothels are not.
- With legalised brothels the prostitutes could be forced to have regular check ups for STD's.
- They were children and young women marked for sale into brothels and whorehouses.
Mid 16th century (originally brothel-house): from late Middle English brothel 'worthless man, prostitute', related to Old English brēothan 'degenerate, deteriorate'.
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