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AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2017, Volume 19, Number 1

Ethics Poll

Human Trafficking and Medicine

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question

From a health care perspective, what should be the legal status of commercial sex?

Find responses to this question in the Second Thoughts features of the January 2017 issue [see additional Second Thoughts] of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

If a health care professional suspects that a patient could be a trafficking victim, under which circumstances is he or she ethically obliged to report?

For an analysis of these and other ethical considerations relevant to human trafficking and medicine, see the January 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of AMA Journal of Ethics readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.