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Is selling sex criminalised?: 

Selling sex is legal in Uruguay only in licensed brothels or in specified sex work zones.

Is buying sex criminalised?: 


Is organising/managing criminalised?: 

Brothels regulated and licensed. Must register. Police and local authorities can make rules on where brothels can be.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?: 

Yes mandatory health checks if registered to work legally.

Is there mandatory registration?: 

Yes to work legally sex workers must register

Is sex work recognised as work?: 

Yes - sex workers entitled to social security protections.

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?: 

No - regulationism

Sources/further reading: 

Sexual Rights Initiative Database, available at https://sexualrightsdatabase.org/page/welcome Regulación del Ejercicio de Trabajo Sexual - http://www.impo.com.uy/bases/leyes/17515-2002

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