New law regarding the protection of prostitutes (ProstSchG)
The new law regarding the protection of prostitutes was enacted on July 1st, 2017.
This is what you have to do:
- You have to attend health counseling once a year.
- If you are under 21, you have to attend health counseling every 6 months.
- During health counseling you get information about sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, contraception methods, the risks of alcohol and drug abuse, and health insurance.
- After the counseling you receive a certificate, which you have to have with you while working.
For the health counseling according to § 10 ProstSchG, please see the Public Health Department (Gesundheitsamt) in the city you work in.
- To legally work in prostitution, you have to register.
- At the registration office you need two photos and an ID or passport. You also need to provide a postal address.
- For the initial registration you need to present the certificate from the health counseling.
- The registration is valid for two years and can be extended afterwards. If you are under the age of 21, you have to extend your registration every year.
- You can also get an anonymized copy of the registration certificate, with your work alias.
- You have to carry your registration certificate while you work.
For the registration, please see the regulatory office (Ordnungsamt) in the city you work in.
- The use of condoms is obligatory. Clients and prostitutes have to make sure they are always using a condom during sexual intercourse.