AAP, medical groups urge ICE not to detain pregnant women

AAP medical groups urge ICE not to detain pregnant women

Melissa Jenco, AAP News (April 2, 2018)

The Academy, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Academy of Family Physicians signed a letter March 30 saying pregnant women in detention not only lack access to appropriate care, but also are vulnerable to sexual assault. In addition, the negative physical and mental impact of being detained can impact their child’s development.

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