Human Trafficking: The Role of Medicine in Interrupting the Cycle of Abuse and Violence

Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(8):582-588.
Author: Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos
“Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, is an egregious violation of human rights with profound personal and public health implications. It includes forced labor and sexual exploitation of both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens and has been reported in all 50 states. Victims of human trafficking are currently among the most abused and disenfranchised persons in society, and they face a wide range of negative health outcomes resulting from their subjugation and exploitation. Medicine has an important role to play in mitigating the devastating effects of human trafficking on individuals and society.”
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