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"I was promised a dance career": The effects of sex trafficking on mental and physical health

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dc.contributor.advisor Wang, Shu-wen Reilly, Megan 2014-09-10T18:43:42Z 2014-09-10T18:43:42Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Human trafficking is a large global problem, with an estimated minimum of 20 million people enslaved worldwide. This form of modern-day slavery can take two forms: commercial sexual exploitation or labor exploitation. Traffickers exploit their victims through both physical and psychological control. This paper will be focused on the mental and physical health issues faced by women who have been commercially sexually exploited. Women who have been sex trafficked face a number of mental and physical health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, HIV, and more. Studies that have been done using samples of trafficked and prostituted women have given us an idea of the prevalence of these problems in this population, but there are many methodological and conceptual concerns regarding these previous studies. There is a great need for more research on this population in order to provide better services to help them.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Human trafficking -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Human trafficking -- Physiological effect
dc.title "I was promised a dance career": The effects of sex trafficking on mental and physical health
dc.type Thesis
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