Certain occupations lead people into contact with human trafficking victims more often than others.

Educating yourself and your co-workers can lead to trafficking cases being reported more often.


Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers can be in a unique position to recognize human trafficking victims, but studies have shown that less than 10% of doctors know the signs of human trafficking

Staff at clinics that offer free STD tests can unknowingly see victims of sex trafficking, and ER staff can be in a prime position to look out for injuries from forced labor. Be sure that you know the signs of human trafficking and exploitation, and check out these additional resources and articles below. 

Online Course from the NHTRC
Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Context
Online Courses from PATH
Made by physicians, for physicians
Online Resources from HEAL
Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage
Know the Signs of Child Trafficking
10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care
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Nurse Creates Human Trafficking Screening Tool
A Doctor’s Role In Stopping Human Trafficking
A disheartening encounter with a young patient convinced this physician to learn about trafficking.
The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking
and Their Implications for Identifying Victims
in Healthcare Facilities
Health care takes on the fight against trafficking
Doctors need to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Here’s how.
AT YOUR DEFENSE: The Last Stand for Sex Trafficking Victims
Are your staff educated to recognize human trafficking?
How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking
Mass. Gen. Hospital takes global lead with Human Trafficking Initiative
1 in 8 hospital staff have 'treated human trafficking victims’
In Human Trafficking Cases, Doctors Lack Confidence to Intervene
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