Women Trafficked Into Prostitution: Determinants, Human Rights and Health Needs

@article{GajicVeljanoski2007WomenTI,
  title={Women Trafficked Into Prostitution: Determinants, Human Rights and Health Needs},
  author={Olga Gajic-Veljanoski and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={338 - 358}
}
Human trafficking is an international challenge that increasingly affects industrialized countries. It represents a gross violation of a person's right to liberty and freedom of movement, and is often accompanied by violence and degrading treatment which can have detrimental effects on health. In this article, we review the definition and extent of human trafficking, and focus on the human rights abuses and determinants of trafficking in women. Mental health and other health outcomes are… 
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