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25/12/12 Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. A Guatemalan migrant rests in Hermanos en el Camino shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. Before embarking on her journey she has used a contraceptive injection known in Central America as ‘the anti-Mexico vaccine.’ Many women migrants prepare themselves for the high likelihood that they will be raped during their journey. Sometimes women traveling alone will choose a male companion for the journey, exchanging sex for protection. Photo Encarni Pindado