Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United States

  title={Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United States},
  author={Marisa B. Ugarte and Laura Zarate and Melissa Farley},
  journal={Journal of Trauma Practice},
  pages={147 - 165}
ABSTRACT The historical background of sex trafficking from the United States to Mexico is briefly described. We also summarize two case examples that illustrate the complexity of providing physical and emotional safety, as well as immigration protection to victims of trafficking. We emphasize the importance of understanding the varied cultural contexts in which sexual exploitation, rape, prostitution and trafficking occur. Two agencies: Arte Sana in Dripping Springs, Texas and the Bilateral… 
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