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

Zimmerman, Cathy, Hossain, Mazeda ORCID: 0000-0002-1878-8145, Yun, Katherine, Gajdadziev, Vasil, Guzun, Natalia, Tchomarova, Maria, Ciarrocchi, Rosa Angela, Johansson, Anna, Kefurtova, Anna, Scodanibbio, Stefania, Motus, Maria Nenette, Roche, Brenda, Morison, Linda and Watts, Charlotte (2008) The health of trafficked women: A survey of women entering posttrafficking services in Europe. American Journal of Public Health, 98 (1). pp. 55-59. ISSN 0090-0036

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Identification Number: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.108357


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%), pretrafficking 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.

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Additional Information: © 2007, 2011 American Journal of Public Health
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 18:15

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