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Am J Public Health. 2008 Jan;98(1):55-9. Epub 2007 Nov 29.

The health of trafficked women: a survey of women entering posttrafficking services in Europe.

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health and Policy, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK. cathy.zimmerman@lshtm.ac.uk

Abstract

Trained counselors interviewed 192 women who had been trafficked and sexually exploited about abuse and evaluated their physical and mental health status within 14 days of entry into posttrafficking services. Most reported physical or sexual violence while trafficked (95%), pre-trafficking abuse (59%), and multiple posttrafficking physical and psychological problems. Newly identified trafficked women require immediate attention to address posttrauma symptoms and adequate recovery time before making decisions about participating in prosecutorial or immigration proceedings or returning home.

PMID:
18048781
PMCID:
PMC2156078
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2006.108357
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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