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Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000419
Contents: Current Commentary

Creating an Interdisciplinary Medical Home for Survivors of Human Trafficking

McNiel, Melinda MD, MPH; Held, Theodore MD, MPH; Busch-Armendariz, Noël PhD, LMSW, MPA

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Abstract

Health care providers play an important role in identifying victims of human trafficking and addressing their unique medical needs. In response to a recently published call to action in Obstetrics & Gynecology, an interdisciplinary medical home has been created in central Texas to serve as a model for delivery of care to survivors of human trafficking that is sensitive to their history of trauma, or “trauma-informed.” An overview of the topic is provided along with a description of the stakeholders involved and the steps that were taken to create the clinic. This information is presented with the intention of educating health care providers on the long-term medical needs of survivors and on how they can establish a similar clinic in other parts of the country.

© 2014 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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