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55% of the women surveyed who were victims of human trafficking had at least one abortion, and 30% had multiple abortions during the time of trafficking.
2014 study by the US State Department
“The prevalence of forced abortions is an especially disturbing trend in sex trafficking.”
Senior Adviser on Trafficking for the US State Department
Click here to learn more about the link between sex trafficking and abortion.
The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care: Life Perspectives® is the global leader in education, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, and provides educational courses and resources to health professionals including hospitals, nurses, medical providers, therapists, and social workers. Foundational courses equip healthcare providers with a variety of effective communication modalities, cultural and spiritual competency skills, practical applications, and personal self-care strategies to positively impact the grief trajectory and promote healing for those enduring reproductive loss. Elective courses that focus on reproductive grief care application and case studies for victims/survivors of human trafficking are also available. Life Perspectives is nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Association of Social Workers to provide continuing education/professional development activities.
To view courses specific to professions who provide reproductive grief care to those who have been sexually exploited, as well as and self care courses, click here.