Reproductive healthcare in immigration detention: The imperative of informed consent

Health care providers are trained to inform, counsel, and provide optimal care to patients, regardless of their setting or immigration status. A key element of this
approach is providers’ obligation to ensure patients have sufficient information to safely make decisions in their own best interest and when treatment is selected, provide informed consent. In practice, particularly in constrained settings such as immigration detention facilities, safeguards for these critical patients’ rights are not always implemented. Contemporary U.S. abuses follow a long global history of racially motivated violations of marginalized women’s reproductive health.


Margaret M. Sullivan & Margareta Matache & Samuel Peisch & Jacqueline Bhabha

 YEAR: 2022

Type:  Article

Initially published by:

The Lancet Regional
Health – Americas
2022;10: 100211

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