Inside Tehran’s Sex Trade, A Business Hiding In Plain Sight

Source: RFE/RL’s Radio Farda

By Margot Buff

In Iran’s conservative Islamic society, prostitution is illegal, immoral, and rarely discussed. But in an investigative documentary by RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, sex workers in Tehran describe a routine business where clients are easily found and family members turn a blind eye. They also speak of the crushing economic pressures that have driven them into dangerous work.