Medical Justice report: Expecting change: the case for ending the immigration detention of pregnant women

Friday, October 4, 2013

The NGO Medical Justice released this week its report on the consequences that detention may have on the pregnancy of detained women. The report shows that, although migrant pregnant women are detained with a view to their removal, only 5% of those held in one particular detention centre in the UK in 2011 were successfully removed. It also finds that the healthcare these women received in detention was inadequate and that asylum seeking women have poorer health outcomes during and after childbirth than others. The report shows the risks that detention entails for pregnancy and calls on the British government to stop detaining pregnant women.

Read the full report on Medical Justice's website.

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