Quiz: How to Know if a Patient Is a Human Trafficking Victim

Thomas F. Burke, MD; Daniela L. Suarez-Rebling


November 09, 2017

Human Trafficking: How Much Do You Know?

Human trafficking affects individuals and communities of every age, gender, race, nationality, class, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and immigration status worldwide.[1]

The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 21 million victims of forced labor worldwide,[2] whereas according to the US Department of State, 600,000 to 800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders every year.[3] Of these, 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States annually, yet owing to the elusive nature of the crime, this remains an underestimate.[4] Indeed, the true prevalence of human trafficking is still unknown.


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