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There are two types of sex-worker—how can we protect both?

France's new prostitution law is controversial, but the debate around sex work is improving

By Jessica Abrahams  

Sex workers hold signs reading 'Prostitutes are angry. Don't touch to our customers' during a protest against new bill against prostitution and sex trafficking, in Paris, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. France's lower house of parliament holds a final vote on Wednesday on a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers would face fines and be required to attend classes on the harms of prostitution. Opponents fear that cracking down will push prostitutes to hide and they would be even more at the mercy of pimps and violent clients. ©Thibault Camus/AP/Press Association Images

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