A draft law requiring sex workers in Germany to register at a local authority has sparked criticism from industry insiders who say their biggest requirement is anonymity.
Under new rules for the oldest profession, prostitutes in Germany required to register themselves. However, authorities in the city of Hamburg believe only a fraction there have done so.
A construction boom is pushing sex workers into the sidestreets and onto the doorsteps of schools. One school is fed up with its premises being invaded by unscrupulous characters.
A German sex industry association is hoping to improve the lives of prostitutes by launching a "seal of approval" for brothels. But brothels must be members of the association to get the badge.
Young refugees, including minors, have been lured into prostitution by the security guards hired to protect them. Insiders have told a German public broadcaster that the guards pay high prices for young refugees.
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