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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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46) Commercial sex work is not only oppression against women; it can also be the consequence of child abuse.
Federal court documents allege that Daye knowingly "recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained or maintained" the 17-year-old victim, knowing that she was a minor who "would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act.
In addition, the two groups had similar proportions of participants who cohabited with their partner (65%), had concurrent partners (44%), had had more than one partner in the previous three months (22%), had had a commercial sex partner in the previous three months (39%) and had used a condom at last sex (8%).
Females form five percent of street children, and most of them are sent off to beg, to work as commercial sex workers in other cities, or are sold for as low as Rs 5,000 under the garb of getting them 'married' from where they can be taken to people's homes to work as domestic workers," told Rana.
The VTVPA stated that sex trafficking "means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act" (p.
Data are available only for selected risk groups such as female commercial sex workers (6), transsexuals (7), and patients with STIs (8).
Moreover, when the researchers excluded studies which involved sexual acts as part of commercial sex work (either as a client or a sex worker), the risk of female-to-male transmission decreased.
Arimori, who visited a workplace for sex workers while in Malawi, said, ''Many commercial sex workers in the country are widows or orphans who had no other choices to sustain their lives considering their financially and socially vulnerable positions.
In Africa, infected truck drivers who travel far from home for extended periods often engage in commercial sex, spreading the HIV virus that causes AIDS from one country to another--making them a primary target group for reducing infections.
A spokeswoman for the group said: "A legal loophole means that since the introduction of the Licensing Act in 2003, lap dancing clubs currently only require a licence for the sale of alcohol to operate, despite being part of the commercial sex industry.
In a district of the northeastern part of West Java, commercial sex workers are touting for business right outside the mosque.

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