German Sex Worker Age Debate
A spat broke out on Friday over planned rules to protect Germany's 400,000 legal prostitutes. Critics say legalization has turned the country into Europe's brothel and want the age limit raised.Conservatives are calling for more regulation of the prostitution industry.
There are now 400,000 prostitutes working in Germany, catering for 1.2 million clients every day.
Conservative politicians want to tighten rules to protect them from exploitation and forced prostitution.
Central demands from the centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) include raising the legal age limit from 18 to 21 and obligatory health checks for sex workers.