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.
ARE YOU A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL?
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.
The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities