Thiruvananthapuram: Prostitution in Kerala has turned hi-tech too. Most transactions related to the prostitution business are now being carried out via smartphones and apps, reveals a new study.
The findings were revealed in a study conducted by the Kerala State Aids Control Society (KSACS) along with NGOs. It said that most of those engaged in this profession solicit business through WhatsApp and coordinate on the meeting places.
KSACS Project Director R. Ramesh said to the media that these numbers were of the one who is registered.
“We constantly engage in working with these people and give them regular medical check-up for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases,” said Ramesh.
He said the majority of the women in this profession hail from poor families, but there was also a second and third category of people who engaged in it.