American Samoa

Is selling sex criminalised?

Yes selling sex is illegal

Is buying sex criminalised?

Yes - buying sex is illegal

Is organising/managing criminalised?

Yes, promoting 'prostitution' and brothels are illegal

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?

Not known

Is there mandatory registration?

Not known

Is sex work recognised as work?


Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?


Sources/further reading

<p>UNDP et al (2012) Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and human rights in the context of sex work, available at <a href="…; American Samoa Code (Criminal Justice) - <a href="">http://w…;

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