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

Summary:
In an article by Marisa B. Ugarte, Laura Zarate, and Melissa Farley on the “Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United States,” the readers are presented with two case examples of sex trafficking. This article brings light to the industry of sexual exploitation through these two stories but does not provide empirical evidence or research to help understand the scope of the problem. Ugarte, Zarate, and Farly remind us of the social structures and factors in place that feed this industry and need to be changed in order to eradicate the sex industry. The author’s main focus is the importance of providing services to victims who are culturally diverse and work to provide the best care available to these survivors.

Bibliography:
Ugarte, Marisa B., Laura Zarate, and Melissa Farley. 2003. “Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United States.” Journal of Trauma Practice 2(3) Retrieved May 30, 2012 (http://www.prostitutionresearch.com/Mexico-U.S.%20Trafficking.pdf).

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