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Human trafficking is the exploitation of an individual through force or coercion, for labor or services, including commercial sex.

Healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to encounter trafficked people.

Prior research has found a need for increased sensitivity in identifying trafficked persons in healthcare settings, and for provider education about the issue.


Ted James, MD, MS, FACS, University of Vermont Medical Center

Edith Klimosky, MS, Give Way to Freedom

Courtney Schaad, MEd, MA, Give Way to Freedom


Give Way to Freedom


Access to Health Services, Adolescent Health, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Injury and Violence Prevention, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, Preparedness

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