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Over the last decade, an overwhelming amount of science and research has come out on the topic of pornography and its effects on the viewer. To help bring some clarity to the issue, we’ve spoken with a number of experts who have focused on studying the harms of pornography. Below you will find interviews with leaders in various fields that we have compiled over the past several years.

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Porn Fuels The Demand For Sex Trafficking

Hear from experts in various academic disciplines talk about the connection between pornography and sex trafficking.

Featuring interviews from: Mahri Irvine, Ph.D.; Taina Bien-Amié; Melissa Farley, Ph.D.; John D. Foubert, Ph.D.; Donna M. Hughes; Shamere McKenzie; Kevin Malone; Susan Norris; Marian Hatcher; Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Ph.D., LMSW; Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN; and Valiant Richey.

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Gail Dines, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies, Wheelock College
Founding President, Culture Reframed

Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Ph.D., LMSW

Founding Executive Director, Center for Combating Human Trafficking, Wichita State University

John D. Foubert, Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Oklahoma State University
National President, One in Four
Author, How Pornography Harms

Simone Kühn, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist & Psychologist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist and Director of Education at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania

Donald Hilton, M.D.

Neurosurgeon, University of Texas, San Antonio

Ernie Allen

Founder, Former President & CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Taina Bien-Aimé

Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking In Women (CATW)

Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN, SANE-P

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Cordelia Anderson

MA Founder & Principal, Sensibilities Prevention Services

Jay Stringer, LMHC

Psychotherapist, Researcher, & Author

Jill Manning, Ph. D.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist

Freda Bush, M.D., FACOG

OB-GYN and CEO of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health

Joseph Prud’homme

Professor of Political Science, Washington College

Jillian Gilchrest

Chair of Connecticut’s Trafficking in Persons Council

Donna M. Hughes

Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Rhode Island

Valiant Richey

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, WA

Mahri Irvine, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
American University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University

Susan Norris

Founder and Executive Director, Rescuing Hope, Inc.

William Struthers, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Wheaton College