Julia Geynisman-Tan is a gynecologist and the founder of the Survivor Clinic in New York City. As a physician and surgeon, she has cared for women who have survived sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation and her research focuses on the health consequences of this abuse. She also served on the board of the HEAL Trafficking network and lectures to health professionals on identifying and responding to trafficking in healthcare settings.
“Survivorship after the repetitive and anonymous abuse of sex trafficking is not a discrete conclusion to an event. It is a constant state of mind. Despite the physical and emotional consequences they’ve suffered, my patients find the resilience every day to protect and love themselves.”