Issue Brief
Sex Trade and Sex Trafficking

Legislators, advocates, and the public at large differ immensely in their approach to and view of sex work and sex trafficking. While some believe those terms are synonyms and view sex workers as victims, others, including many in the reproductive justice movement, advocate for decriminalizing sex work and empowering sex workers to make their own decisions. This fact sheet explores the different approaches and discusses domestic and international laws that regulate the sex trade.