Health Care Sector Guide Now Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Health Care Sector Guide Now Available on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking

Health care professionals frequently come into contact with youth who have past, ongoing, or potential sexual exploitation for commercial purposes or sex trafficking victimization. However, according to the 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, the United States is in the early stages of recognizing, understanding, and developing solutions to prevent these crimes.

A new supplement to the report Guide for the Health Care Sector is designed for use by health care professionals and in settings where youth are treated for injury and illness or taught about prevention. The guide includes key terms, risk factors and consequences, barriers to identifying victims and survivors, current practices, and recommendations. This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Resources: Share the guide and other resources from the report.