Access to Maternity Care for ‘Failed’ Asylum Seekers

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Gaudion, Anna, McLeish, Jenny and Homeyard, Claire 2006. Access to Maternity Care for ‘Failed’ Asylum Seekers. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. 2 (2), pp. 15-19.
AuthorsGaudion, Anna, McLeish, Jenny and Homeyard, Claire
Abstract

This article analyses provision of health and social care for pregnant women and new families who have been unsuccessful in their asylum claims in the United Kingdom. It identifies the contribution of maternity care to child health, and examines the implications of the legislation that excludes ‘failed’ asylum seekers from free NHS secondary health care and denies them
housing and financial support. Finally, the article examines the impact on pregnant women and their babies of being held in removal (detention) centres.

KeywordsAsylum Seekers; pregnant women; maternity care; NHS; immigration; refugees; child health
JournalInternational Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care
Journal citation2 (2), pp. 15-19
ISSN1747-9894
Year2006
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://pierprofessional.metapress.com/content/l361115713143384/
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/362
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PrintSep 2006
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Deposited29 Oct 2009
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Gaudion, A., McLeish, J., Homeyard, C. (2006) ‘Access to Maternity Care for ‘Failed’ Asylum Seekers’ International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2 (2) 15-19.

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