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VCU School of Medicine, 5th Floor

1201 E Marshall Street

McGlothlin Medical Education Center

Richmond, VA 23298

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LGBTQ AND THEIR VULNERABILITY TO SEX TRAFFICKING

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LGBTQ youth are disproportionately affected by violence and stigmatization, making them more susceptible to the coercive influences of human trafficking. Alex Wagaman, PhD, will share her thoughts on a chapter titled "LGBTQ and their Vulnerability to Sex Trafficking" from the book "Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue." According to the authors of the chapter, "This vulnerability stems, in part from, family rejection, abandonment, or emotional and physical abuse arising from homophobic or transphobic reactions of guardians." Dr. Wagaman will discuss the link between LGBTQ youth and human trafficking, how homelessness and sex trafficking intersect, and how justice and peace must be inextricably linked to solve the staggering disproportion of exploitation amongst LGBTQ youth.

This presentation is part of the 2nd Annual Medical Symposium on Human Trafficking scheduled for February 4 - 8, 2020. For the complete list of class offerings, please visit: ImPACT Virginia. The Symposium is free and open to the public.

Parking: Validated parking in the VCU Medical Center Visitor Parking Deck located at 550 N 12th St, Richmond, VA 23298

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