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Sex Trafficking, Child Marriages Linked, Study of Mexico Finds

Three out of four girls trafficked in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.

Human trafficking is believed to be the fastest-growing criminal industry in Mexico, and three-quarters of its victims are sexually exploited women and girls, according to Women United Against Trafficking, an activist group.

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Very Young Married Adolescents

Dr. Stephanie DeLong, February 1, 2019 

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, USA, with my parents and younger brother. When I was about 14 years old I was in the eighth grade and was attending middle school. I was focused on my studies, my friends, and singing in the school choir. My story is not too different from many very young adolescent girls (vya) aged 10-14 in developed countries. 

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