Trafficking Case 9

back to case 10at last case


You are seeing a 16 year-old patient for routine care. She is constantly on her phone smiling and giggling. You ask her what she is doing on her phone that is making her so happy. She says she is talking to her new boyfriend on Snapchat; he is 17 and lives an hour away. They met on Facebook a month ago. They are in love and he is coming to see her this weekend.


Teens are active on social media and use it to form and maintain relationships. However, recruitment for sex trafficking is often done through social media.

How would you respond?

A. Ask her if she wants birth control.

B. Talk to her about recruitment practices and things to be aware of.

C. Talk to her about safety when meeting someone that you have met via social media.

D. Tell her mother what she is doing.