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SEX. The physical difference between male and female in animals.
     2. In the human species the male is called man, (q.v.) and the female, woman. (q.v.) Some human beings whose sexual organs are somewhat imperfect, have acquired the name of hermaphrodite. (q.v.)
     3. In the civil state the sex creates a difference among individuals. Women cannot generally be elected or appointed to offices or service in public capacities. In this our law agrees with that of other nations. The civil law excluded women from all offices civil or public: Faemintae ab omnibus officiis civilibus vel publicis remotae sunt. Dig. 50, 17, 2. The principal reason of this exclusion is to encourage that modesty which is natural to the female sex, and which renders them unqualified to mix and contend with men; the pretended weakness of the sex is not probably the true reason. Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 5; Wood's Inst. 12; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 24; 1 Beck's Med. Juris. 94. Vide Gender; Male; Man; Women; Worthiest of blood.

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Our results offer guidelines for preventive efforts aimed at limiting migrants' frequency of commercial sex worker visits.
In the coastal city of Mombasa, where the country's largest number of commercial sex workers are, the business in overseas tourists is brisk.
Immediate action from the government through the use of mass media awareness campaigns--such as the promotion of 100% condom use for commercial sex, expansion of STI treatment, involvement of NGOs and private sector--was the main factor for its success.
In West Africa, Senegal has maintained a prevalence of approximately 2%; prevention efforts have included regulating commercial sex, intensive condom promotion, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and community mobilization.
The description of the monetary base of sexual relations in village life is extended by the author to help understand the role of commercial sex in northeastern Thai.
For some foreign visitors, however, Pattaya is still the place to be, despite being -- as one Thai social worker put it -- a "place not for tourism, but for entertainment and commercial sex." Sitting on the resort's beachfront, however, is more like taking a seat in a marketplace than relaxing beside the surf.
So, when some activist sex workers and feminist thinkers began characterizing commercial sex as a form of positive, transgressive exploration - indeed, as "a" sexuality - their arguments left me cold.
SCRAP laws banning commercial sex between consenting adults.
Moreover, New Yorkers from across the social spectrum were involved in the world of commercial sex; members of patrician families owned land that contained houses of ill fame, and men in the city, including the high-born and the well bred, embraced a gender-based subculture that promoted and glorified sexual indulgence.
'The boda boda riders are at a high risk of contracting HIV-Aids due to the nature of their work, the people they interact with of all classes, who include schoolgirls, working class, commercial sex workers and even widows in the course of their work," said Amollo.
Commercial sex workers in Nakuru are up in arms over alleged harassment by county askaris and police.
"We're committed to providing hope and dignity to these women, who have experienced extensive violence and abuse through the commercial sex industry," said Doan.

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