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FrontlineEM Primer: Human Trafficking

In Medical Concepts by Tara LeachLeave a Comment

Defining Human Trafficking Human trafficking is an under-recognized health and social injustice affecting patients presenting to emergency departments across Canada.​1​ It is defined by the United Nations as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labour or sexual exploitation”.​2​ Human trafficking is sometimes referred to as modern day slavery or human exploitation. The three components …