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  1. 2 keer gelezen Taal Engels Abstract: 'Child sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are major public health problems in the United States and throughout the world. Despite large numbers of American and foreign youth affe ...

    Abstract:'Child sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are major public health problems in the United States and throughout the world. Despite large numbers of American and foreign youth affected and a plethora of serious physical and mental health problems associated with CSEC, there is limited information available to pediatricians regarding the nature and scope of human trafficking and how pediatricians and other health care providers may help protect children. Knowledge of risk factors, recruitment practices, possible indicators of CSEC, and common medical and behavioral health problems experienced by victims will help pediatricians recognize potential victims and respond appropriately. As health care providers, educators, and leaders in child advocacy, pediatricians play an essential role in addressing the public health issues faced by child victims of CSEC. Their roles can include working to increase recognition of CSEC, providing direct care and anticipatory guidance related to CSEC, engaging in collaborative efforts with medical and nonmedical colleagues to provide for the complex needs of youth, and educating child-serving professionals and the public.'

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  2. Language English Abstract: 'This paper explores the health consequences and healthcare experiences of women and girls trafficked in the United States for commercial sex. The paper is based on an original study of over one hundred domestic sex ...

    Abstract:'This paper explores the health consequences and healthcare experiences of women and girls trafficked in the United States for commercial sex. The paper is based on an original study of over one hundred domestic sex trafficking victims and survivors. It provides evidence that women and children who are trafficked into prostitution are physically, mentally, and emotionally devastated by the crime, and this devastation is lasting with injuries, illnesses, and impairments continuing for decades. It illustrates how our healthcare system is failing trafficked women and children. It makes the case that health care providers of all kinds in emergency wards, healthcare clinics, and private practices are seeing trafficking victims but failing to identify them, thereby unwittingly contributing to continuing criminal activity and exacerbating both public and private physical and mental health problems for this segment of the population. It offers recommendations on ways that public policy and healthcare practice can combat sex trafficking by more readily identifying victims and catalyzing rescues. Finally, it argues that law, policy, and protocols must change in order to adequately address the health consequences of sex trafficking.'

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  3. 2 keer gelezen Taal Engels Abstract: 'Sex trafficking, trafficking for the purpose of forced sexual exploitation, is a widespread form of human trafficking that occurs in all regions of the world, affects mostly women and girls, and has far-reaching ...

    Abstract:'Sex trafficking, trafficking for the purpose of forced sexual exploitation, is a widespread form of human trafficking that occurs in all regions of the world, affects mostly women and girls, and has far-reaching health implications. Studies suggest that up to 50%of sex trafficking victims in the USA seek medical attention while in their trafficking situation, yet it is unclear how the healthcare system responds to the needs of victims of sex trafficking. To understand the intersection of sex trafficking and public health, we performed in-depth qualitative interviews among 277 antitrafficking stakeholders across eightmetropolitan areas in five countries to examine the local context of sex trafficking. We sought to gain a new perspective on this form of gender-based violence from those who have a unique vantage point and intimate knowledge of push-and-pull factors, victim health needs, current available resources and practices in the health system, and barriers to care. Through comparative analysis across these contexts, we found that multiple sociocultural and economic factors facilitate sex trafficking, including child sexual abuse, the objectification of women and girls, and lack of income. Although there are numerous physical and psychological health problems associated with sex trafficking, health services for victims are patchy and poorly coordinated, particularly in the realm of mental health. Various factors function as barriers to a greater health response, including low awareness of sex trafficking and attitudinal biases among health workers. A more comprehensive and coordinated health system response to sex trafficking may help alleviate its devastating effects on vulnerablewomen and girls. There are numerous opportunities for local health systems to engage in antitrafficking efforts while partnering across sectors with relevant stakeholders.'

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  4. Language Dutch 5 Review by Siân Oram, Heidi Stöckl, Joanna Busza, Louise M. Howard, Cathy Zimmerman. "There is very limited evidence on the health consequences of human trafficking. This systematic review reports on studies investigating the p ...

    Review by Siân Oram, Heidi Stöckl, Joanna Busza, Louise M. Howard, Cathy Zimmerman."There is very limited evidence on the health consequences of human trafficking. This systematic review reports on studies investigating the prevalence and risk of violence while trafficked and the prevalence and risk of physical, mental, and sexual health problems, including HIV, among trafficked people."

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  5. Language Dutch 6 By: Litje Hu "The aim of this literature review is to examine the current state of affairs with respect to the relationship between sex trafficking and health. The following research question is adopted: What is the impact of ...

    By: Litje Hu"The aim of this literature review is to examine the current state of affairs with respect to the relationship between sex trafficking and health. The following research question is adopted: What is the impact of sex trafficking on health in female victims? Although research on sex trafficking and health is scarce, the available literature provides us with some preliminary findings on this topic."

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  6. Language Dutch 5 By: Cathy Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, Charlotte Watts tu tt men Keywords: Human trafficking Conceptual model Migration Violence forced begging (ILO, 2005). To date, labour trafficking and men who are trafficked have been seriously unde ...

    By: Cathy Zimmerman, Mazeda Hossain, Charlotte Watts

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  7. 3 keer gelezen Taal Engels Abstract: 'Human trafficking, modern-day slavery, is a crime against the world’s most vulnerable individuals. Traffickers may abduct, deceive, use, and sell men, women, and children for profit or personal gain. Victims are ...

    Abstract:'Human trafficking, modern-day slavery, is a crime against the world’s most vulnerable individuals. Traffickers may abduct, deceive, use, and sell men, women, and children for profit or personal gain. Victims are treated as commodities who often endure physical and/or sexual brutality, exploitation, and mental and emotional abuse. As a result of this trauma, victims may experience multiple, long-lasting consequences. Once victims escape or are recovered from their trafficking situations, they often receive services across a wide variety of systems (e.g., social services and criminal justice); therefore, coordinated service delivery is critical to successful intervention. This paper briefly describes the crime of human trafficking, its impact on victims, and models for multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches for serving this population.'

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    • United States of America
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    • Consequences of human trafficking
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