The Health of Trafficked Women: A Survey of Women Entering Posttrafficking Services in Europe.


Zimmerman, C; Hossain, M; Yun, K; Gajdadziev, V; Guzun, N; Tchomarova, M; Ciarrocchi, RA; Johansson, A; Kefurtova, A; Scodanibbio, S; Motus, MN; Roche, B; Morison, L; Watts, C; (2008) The Health of Trafficked Women: A Survey of Women Entering Posttrafficking Services in Europe. American journal of public health, 98 (1). pp. 55-9. ISSN 0090-0036 DOI: https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2006.108357

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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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Centre: Tropical Epidemiology Group
Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
PubMed ID: 18048781
Web of Science ID: 252178200016
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8606

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