Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider

Tiffany Dovydaitis, RN, WHCNP


J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010;55(5):462-467. 

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Human trafficking is a major global health problem, one that all health care providers cannot ignore. Although trafficking victims are unlikely to have adequate and timely access to health care, some victims will be seen in women's health care practices for STIs, pregnancy, and/or abortion services. Health care providers should be prepared to identify, treat, and assist victims of trafficking as part of their regular clinical practice.


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