Prostitution in Paraguay is legal for persons over the age of 18.  Prostitution is common in the country.
Child prostitution is a problem. Poor children are trafficked from rural areas to urban centers such as Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, and Encarnación for commercial sexual exploitation. Street children and working children are common targets for trafficking recruiters. 
Domestically, most human trafficking victims are trafficked to Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, and Encarnación. 
Internationally, most victims are trafficked to Argentina (52 percent) and Spain (25 percent); smaller numbers of victims go to Brazil, Italy, and Bolivia.