Sex Ads Banned By Some Mexican Papers

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. Sept. 21, 2011: Several Mexican newspapers have banned sex ads from appearing in their publications.

El Universal, the Reforma and El Grafico tabloid paper have all stopped publishing most advertisements for sexual services. The papers say the ban is to help prevent human-traffickers from exploiting men, women and children.

Mexico is a large source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, the U.S. State Department says.