The Doctor Is IN! Discussions about Health & Human Trafficking
Health Care for Transgender in the Sex Trade

Health Care for Transgender in the Sex Trade

August 27, 2021

In this episode I briefly describe the health aspects of transgender people in the sex trade and the unique challenges they face.

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Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine www.segm.org

(PDF) The DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Dysphoria (researchgate.net)

Kozlowska K, Chudleigh C, McClure G, Maguire AM and Ambler GR (2021) Attachment Patterns in Children and Adolescents With Gender Dysphoria. Front. Psychol. 11:582688. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.582688

Sam Winter BSci, PGDE, MEd, PhD & Serge Doussantousse MPH (2009)

Transpeople, Hormones, and Health Risks in Southeast Asia: A Lao Study, International Journal of Sexual Health, 21:1, 35-48, DOI: 10.1080/19317610802554141

Human Trafficking for Organ Removal

Human Trafficking for Organ Removal

August 16, 2021

In this episode Dr. Trevor Stammers and I discuss Human Trafficking for Organ Removal (HTOR), why it is such an unrecognized problem in the counter-trafficking sector, what transplant tourism has to do with it, and why allowing people to legally sell their organs doesn't solve the problem.

The link to the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/b_iKEokAfI0 

All relevant links are below. 

Dr. Stammers is currently Editor in Chief of The New Bioethics https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ynbi20/current and recently was an Associate Professor in Bioethics and Medical Law at St Mary's University, Twickenham in the UK. He practiced family medicine for 27 years before entering academia. He is currently writing a book on the ethics of organ acquisition and contributing a chapter on organ trafficking to new book on human trafficking from Policy Press.  His latest book (co-edited with Dr Calum MacKellar) is The Ethics of Generating Posthuman Persons, due out from Bloomsbury Academic in Feb 2022.

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https://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Toolkit-files/08-58296_tool_9-19.pdf 

http://cofs.org/home/ 

https://endtransplantabuse.org/ 

https://chinatribunal.com/ 

Courses | Vita Training - Safeguarding Victims of Modern Slavery (vita-training.com)

Organ Trafficking: The Unseen Form of Human Trafficking - ACAMS Today

Stop forced organ harvesting - FreedomUnited.org

https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198796558.001.0001/oso-9780198796558-chapter-17

 

Patient Advocacy - Wisdom From the Field

Patient Advocacy - Wisdom From the Field

June 10, 2021

This conversation about patient advocacy with two brilliant people doing fantastic work helping women exit prostitution in Germany. We discuss the challenges and barriers these women face in accessing health care and how they meet the needs of the individuals. We talk about slowing down and humanizing the "process" of health care. You will be inspired and informed! 

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State Sponsored Slavery

State Sponsored Slavery

June 3, 2021

In this episode I discuss state-sponsored slavery, particularly the forms that are being perpetrated in China and North Korea. I also discuss other other questionable practices that can be found in other countries. 

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UN High Commission on Human Rights definition of slavery: 

https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/slaveryconvention.aspx

International Labor Organization:

What is forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking (Forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking) (ilo.org)

China: 

USA TIP Report: https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-trafficking-in-persons-report/china/

 https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/29/china-muslims-uighurs-abortion-sterilization-women-minorities/

https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/finally-the-biden-administration

https://enduyghurforcedlabour.org/

https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/30/uighur-slave-labor-companies-brands-china/

https://www.aspi.org.au/report/uyghurs-sale

https://beslaveryfree.com/uyghur

North Korea: 

https://humantraffickingsearch.org/north-korean-slave-labor/

https://www.reuters.com/article/northkorea-eu-slavery/north-korea-sends-state-sponsored-slaves-to-europe-rights-group-idUSL8N19N43L

https://apnews.com/article/global-trade-nuclear-weapons-north-korea-slavery-china-8b493b7df6e147e98d19f3abb5ca090a

Tyranny, Slavery and Columbia U | Yeonmi Park | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast - S4: E26 - YouTube

Other: 

Systemic forced labour and child labour has come to an end in Uzbek cotton - Modern Diplomacy

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjNl-bjhvnwAhWNPewKHTN7ACUQFjAXegQIHhAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ilo.org%2Fwcmsp5%2Fgroups%2Fpublic%2F---arabstates%2F---ro-beirut%2Fdocuments%2Fpublication%2Fwcms_552697.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2AbtvXJsXXJBh80TgVzfnl

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Transgender Women in Paris

Working with Transgender Women in Paris

May 28, 2021

This webinar travels to Paris where we meet Joni and discuss her work with transwomen in prostitution in Paris. We will discuss the sex trafficking and prostitution situation there as well as the uniqueness of working with transwomen who are in that sector. Joni has lived in several different countries working in several different sectors. She has a wealth of experience and you are guaranteed to learn something in this webinar. 

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Queer Theory and Counter-Human Trafficking Work

Queer Theory and Counter-Human Trafficking Work

May 19, 2021

This podcast is a discussion of a journal article that applies Queer Theory to counter-human trafficking work and a subsequent webinar featuring the article and one of the authors. Queer Theory is a branch of Critical Social Justice and I explain some of the basic tenets of it and how it is applied in this article. The goal is to help people recognize and understand Queer Theory in the context of counter-trafficking work, at least through the lens of this paper. 

Human Trafficking in Houston

Human Trafficking in Houston

May 17, 2021

Jennifer is a physician assistant who lives in Houston, TX and is active in working against sex trafficking there. We discuss the prostitution and trafficking situation there as well as how she integrates her health profession and her counter-trafficking work. This is a fascinating look into the illegal yet very open prostitution scene there - particularly among Chinese women - and she shares some stories you will not want to miss! 

If you would like to get in touch me me or Jennifer, please reach out to me here: Contact | Relentless (gorelentless.org) 

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Sleep and Trauma

Sleep and Trauma

May 5, 2021

This episode is all about the connection between sleep and trauma. What are the sleep disturbances that people with PTSD or chronic trauma suffer and what kind of things can one do to sleep better?

This is NOT medical advice, is not a substitute for visiting your physician and is not entirely comprehensive. I wanted to give an overview about sleep, how trauma and PTSD disrupts sleep, and some suggestions for how to sleep better. 

If you have questions or comments or would like to know more please be in touch with comment below. 

 

Resources: 

Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (nih.gov)

Kovachy B; O’Hara R; Hawkins N; Gershon A; Primeau MM; Madej J; Carrion V. Sleep disturbance in pediatric PTSD: current findings and future directions. J Clin Sleep Med 2013;9(5):501-510.

Dream sleep takes sting out of painful memories | Berkeley News

How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Sleep | Sleep Foundation

Working with Transgender Women in Prostitution

Working with Transgender Women in Prostitution

April 23, 2021

In this video I interview Taina, who works with an NGO to do street outreach and aftercare assistance to transgender women in prostitution in a European city. They offer relief and assistance to anyone who wants it, and if someone wishes to exit the sex trade they help facilitate that process. I'm sure you will learn a lot and be inspired to get involved through this brief interview. A good discussion took place after the recording stopped. If you have further questions or would like to get in touch with Taina, please reach me through my website link or leave a comment below. 

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Conspiracy Theories and Human Trafficking

Conspiracy Theories and Human Trafficking

April 23, 2021

I tackle conspiracy theories and human trafficking because the size and scope and potential for harm is too great to let the recent QAnon shenanigans go by without addressing them. In this talk I discuss what is QAnon and what does it have to do with human trafficking? Why do such conspiracies take such hold in society? What harm has the #savethechildren conspiracy done to the human trafficking movement? What can we do to recognize such fallacies and prevent them in the future? 

The blog version of this talk is on my website: https://gorelentless.org/conspiracy-theories-sensationalism-and-human-trafficking/ 

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Online Outreach in the Covid Era

Online Outreach in the Covid Era

April 23, 2021

Guest Cristhina discusses her organization's development of an online outreach program to sexually exploited women. She offers some practical wisdom for how to get started and how to stay healthy in this challenging milieu. 

The blog version of this talk is on my website: https://gorelentless.org/online-outreach-in-the-era-of-covid/ 

To receive a copy of the Online Outreach 101 and Tech Tipps handouts please contact me here: https://gorelentless.org/contact/ 

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Prostitution & COVID in Germany

Prostitution & COVID in Germany

April 23, 2021

Here I interview Rhonda who heads up an organization that helps women exit prostitution in Germany. We cover a variety of topics and I'm sure that everyone will learn something about prostitution in Germany, the COVID situation here, and how one excellent organization does their best to help women exit sexual exploitation. 

Interested in reaching Rhonda or me with a question? Please post a comment below. 

The blog version of this talk is on my website: https://gorelentless.org/prostitution-and-covid-in-germany/ 

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Loverboys and Sex Trafficking Prevention

Loverboys and Sex Trafficking Prevention

April 23, 2021

In this interview with Shannon, the Executive Director and co-Founder of Netzwerk gegen Menschenhandel (Network against Human Trafficking) and the project Liebe ohne Zwang, we discuss her organization's innovative efforts to prevent sex trafficking of young people through leading workshops in schools. We also discuss the Loverboy method and the insidious coercive ways they manipulate young women. I'm sure you will learn a lot! 

Netzwerk gegen Menschenhandel https://netzwerkgm.de/ 
Liebe ohne Zwang https://liebe-ohne-zwang.de/ 

Interested in reaching Shannon or me with a question? Please send me an email. 

The blog version of this talk is on my website: https://gorelentless.org/loverboys-and-sex-trafficking-prevention/

Trauma Informed Clinical Care

Trauma Informed Clinical Care

April 16, 2021

Dr. Judy Norman joins me again for a conversation about trauma informed care in a clinical setting and how not to retraumatize your patients. This webinar will be directed towards health professionals, but I'm sure that non-medical types will learn something as well! 

 

Richie-Zavaleta, A.C.; Villanueva, A.M.; Homicile, L.M.; Urada, L.A. Compassionate Care—Going the Extra Mile: Sex Trafficking Survivors’ Recommendations for Healthcare Best Practices. Sexes 2021, 2, 26–49.
https://doi.org/10.3390/sexes2010003 

 

Macias-Konstantopoulos WL. Caring for the Trafficked Patient: Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals. AMA Journal of Ethics January 2017, Volume 19, Number 1: 80-90.

Networking is Counter-Trafficking Work

Networking is Counter-Trafficking Work

April 5, 2021

We are thinking outside the box of anti-trafficking work with Erika Tello and her unique journey to establishing a nationwide anti-trafficking network in Italy. She saw a particular gap in the fight against human trafficking and rose to the challenge of bridging it. We discuss not only the importance of networks, their challenges, and how to get started. If you have further questions or would like to get in touch with Erika, please reach me through my website link or leave a comment below.

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Healthcare and Human Trafficking in Cambodia

Healthcare and Human Trafficking in Cambodia

April 5, 2021

My interview with Dr. Judy Norman (OB/GYN) about her work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she teaches Gynecology and Women's Health. Dr. Norman is doing some remarkable out-of-the-box interventions to improve the health and wellness of women in places like garment factories and those selling sex in the red-light district. She is breaking down cultural barriers and leading her staff and community towards real change for women in Cambodia. We also discussed some practical medical interventions for those working directly with women in prostitution.

A couple of main take-aways are that we should remain life-long learners and to train up others and multiply yourself where you are qualified. She also emphasized networking and collaboration with NGOs so that strengths are synergized for maximum benefit and impact. I'm sure you will be energized and inspired by this dynamo physician! You can see our interview here.

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Deplorable NGOs and Due Diligence

Deplorable NGOs and Due Diligence

April 5, 2021

In this podcast I address the issues surrounding three counter-trafficking organizations which have taken wrong and deplorable turns. I also take this opportunity discuss due diligence and how institutions and individuals can evaluate an organization they are considering supporting. 

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Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 3

Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 3

April 5, 2021

This is part 3 in a mini-series about self-care. This isn't another piece about why self-care is important or what to do. It is about how you can decide what is right for you and how to implement it. 

For more on this webinar series: https://gorelentless.org/webinar-series-with-live-qa/

Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 2

Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 2

April 5, 2021

This is a follow up on Part 1 about the essential principles of self-care. This isn't another piece about why self-care is important or what to do. It is about how you can decide what is right for you and how to implement it. 

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Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 1

Essential Principles of Self-Care Part 1

April 5, 2021

Here I turn my health and wellness focus on the caregiver. This isn't another piece about why self-care is important or what to do. It is about how you can decide what is right for you and how to implement it.

The written blog version is here: https://gorelentless.org/essential-principles-of-self-care/

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