According to the Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters in Taiwan (COSWAS), there are over 100,000 prostitutes working in the sex industry in Taiwan, with over two million customers.
5,000 of these women are working in the authorized and licensed prostitution industry in Taiwan. These registered women are employed in over 100 licensed pubs and massage parlors.
Source: Ralph Jennings, “Taiwan green-lights red-light districts,” GlobalPost, November 5, 2011.
Source: China Post, “Police meet on first day of legal prostitution in Taiwan,” Asian One, November 7, 2011.