Online Sex Trade in Iran

According to media reports, the age that girls enter prostitution in Iran is reported to be 14. Many young women who enter the prostitution trade areĀ  victims of domestic violence, unemployment, poverty and per-arranged marriages.

Prostitution over the Internet is becoming popular in Iran, with 55 percent of the “cyber prostitutes” being between the ages of 16 to 25.

There are also reports that 10 to 12 percent are married women in their twenties.

Source: Parto Parvin and Arash Ahmadi, “Iran sets sights on tackling prostitution,” BBC News, July