Currently, under federal law, a prostitute is considered a victim of human trafficking if he or she is either under 18 or is being controlled through force, fraud or coercion. Enslaved women were counted on not only to do their house and field work, but also to bear, nourish, and rear the children whom slaveholders sought to continually replenish their labor force. In this period there was a shortage of European women, as the colonies were dominated in the early day by male explorers and colonists. The number of women thus subjugated is estimated to be up to , and the methods for procuring them were highly organised and government-sponsored. The sex trade has much in common with the slave trade.
InCarter set up Breaking Free, a support service for women and girls in prostitution in Minneapolis.
Female slavery in the United States
She was a slave for most of her life but was given freedom by her master. George Morton sold his daughter Ellen 'a certain Mulatto girl a slave about fourteen years of age named Sally, being the child of a certain Negro woman named Ann'. It is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. One thing should be made very clear to the girl who comes up to the city, and that is that the ordinary ice cream parlor is very likely to be a spider's web for her entanglement. While there, the men hired a group of prostituted women and subjected them to an orgy. Prostitution is built on inequality, and there is nothing as stark as the power imbalance between women in economically developing countries desperately trying to feed themselves and their children following a disaster, and the white male saviours supposedly there to alleviate terrible suffering. One of the most well-known voices for freedom around the Revolutionary era was Phillis Wheatley of Massachusetts.