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[Correspondence] Health professional education on trafficking: the facts matter

As physician leaders of HEAL Trafficking, we were delighted to see human trafficking framed as a health-care issue in The Lancet Editorial “Health providers—helping to disrupt human trafficking” (Aug 5, p 532).1 However, we were dismayed to see the tragic San Antonio case referenced definitively as human trafficking. Smuggling entails helping people cross borders undetected for a fee, whereas human trafficking involves the threat of, or use of, force, coercion, or deception against a victim to exploit them.

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