Advocates Want Doctors, Nurses To Play Bigger Role In Combating Sex Trafficking
Most victims of sex trafficking have to see a doctor at some point, and advocates say that moment of contact can often make more of a difference than if the victims had access to talk to cops.
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Most Sex Trafficking Victims See A Doctor At Some Point. Experts Say Clinics, Hospitals Can Help End The Abuse.
Though trafficking has historically been seen as a law enforcement issue, clinics and hospitals are starting to play a role in identifying and helping victims. Advocates say it’s on medical professionals to take action. A 2014 survey of sex trafficking victims found that 88 percent had contact with a health care provider at some point while being trafficked. (Caiola, 2/13)