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Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents

A Case-Based Guide

Editors: Titchen, Kanani E., Miller, Elizabeth (Eds.)

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  • Provides a case-based look at human trafficking from a medical perspective 
  • Is the first publication of human trafficking specific to Adolescent Medicine
  • Written by physicians and lawyers
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Human trafficking is an increasingly large issue in medicine, particularly for the adolescent population. The pubertal and neurologic development of early- and mid-adolescence may serves as a foothold for trauma bonds and human trafficking. To date, there are few case studies of human trafficking in the medical literature.  More often, these cases are missed, and human trafficking patients are unlikely to disclose their victimization to their physicians for multiple reasons.  As a result, physicians fail to ask key questions and fail to notice important red flags for human trafficking. Research shows that this is primarily due to a lack of medical training and awareness and a resultant denial on the part of many physicians that victims of human trafficking present to their clinics or specialties.
This book provides clinicians with a case-based guide to scenarios they may encounter in their practice that involve human trafficking. These cases include those involving sex trafficking and labor trafficking; male and female and transgender victims; victims from a range of racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds; as well as presentations of adolescent and young adult victims to fields such as adolescent medicine, general pediatrics, neonatology, rheumatology, transplant medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology, in addition to the stereotypical presentations to emergency departments.  
Each case is followed by a discussion that highlights key aspects of human trafficking in adolescent and young adult patients. These discussions also reference the growing body of research on human trafficking, orient the reader to medico-legal aspects of reporting human trafficking in the adolescent and young adult populations, and feature useful questions, exercises, and resources to promote discussion among those medical professionals who interact with adolescent medicine and young adult patients. 
Written by physicians, legal advocates and lawyers, Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents is the definitive guide for all clinicians who care for adolescent patients. It is also a useful resource for mental health professionals and social workers. 

About the authors

Kanani Titchen, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Rady Children’s Hospital. She formerly was director of Adolescent Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital System in Bronx, NY, and has trained with GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services), Sanctuary for Families, HEAL Trafficking, and the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Dr. Titchen has spoken on television news, public radio, and TEDx about the need for a trauma-informed approach for working with trafficking victims and survivors. Through the Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans with the American Medical Women’s Association, she has conducted CME-accredited human trafficking trainings at hospital systems nationwide and produced an online video tutorial to teach healthcare professionals about sex trafficking. She has authored articles about human trafficking for medical journals, textbooks, and the lay press. Dr. Titchen holds an MD from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where she also completed her pediatrics residency, and she is a graduate of Montefiore’s fellowship in Adolescent Medicine.

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, is chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Trained in medical anthropology as well as internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Miller’s research has included examination of sex trafficking among adolescents in Asia, teen dating abuse, and reproductive health, with a focus on underserved youth populations including pregnant and parenting teens; and foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women’s reproductive health. She conducts research on brief clinical interventions to reduce partner violence and unintended pregnancy, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled; Coaching Boys into Men; which involves training coaches to talk to their young male athletes about stopping violence against women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also involved in projects to reduce gender-based violence and improve adolescent and young adult women;s health in India and Japan.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Human Trafficking: Definitions, Epidemiology, and Shifting Ground

    Pages 1-12

    Gibbons, Patric (et al.)

  • Adolescent Medicine: Physical and Neurocognitive Development

    Pages 13-19

    Miller, Elizabeth (et al.)

  • Human Rights and Human Trafficking of Adolescents: Legal and Clinical Perspectives

    Pages 21-41

    English, Abigail (et al.)

  • Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescent Sex Trafficking: A Review

    Pages 43-67

    Mays, Aisha

  • Adolescents and Labor Trafficking

    Pages 69-112

    Rood, Corey J. (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-43367-3
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Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-43366-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents
Book Subtitle
A Case-Based Guide
Editors
  • Kanani E. Titchen
  • Elizabeth Miller
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43367-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43367-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-43366-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 353
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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