Women are often lured into prostitution with the promise of legitimate jobs, substantially higher pay, and because their low educational levels makes it difficult for them to find jobs elsewhere.
In many instances, such women come from remote regions.
Prostitution is a major social issue that particularly affects women and children.
Burma is a major source of prostitutes (an estimate of 25,000–30,000) in Thailand, with the majority of women trafficked taken to Ranong, bordering south Burma, and Mae Sai, at the eastern tip of Burma.
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The Child Law also makes it a punishable offence to use children in the creation of pornographic materials.
The recent appearance of massage parlours began in 1995, with ethnic minority groups such as the Wa running such businesses in particular.
A red light district has also emerged in Naypyidaw, Burma's new national capital, with brothels primarily disguised as beauty parlors and massage salons that attract mainly businessmen and military personnel.
Under the Suppression of Prostitution Act, enacted in 1949, the act of soliciting or seducing in public is illegal, as is forcing or enticing women into prostitution or owning brothels.
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