Pregnant Mexican Women Turned Away From Hospitals Highlight Shortfalls In Country’s Health Policies

Miami Herald: Turned away, Mexican women giving birth outside hospitals
“…Seven times since mid-2013, women have given birth on the lawns or steps of hospitals or health clinics in the states of Oaxaca and Puebla. … The cases almost always involve darker-skinned women — mostly indigenous, as Mexico’s native groups are known — and they’ve laid bare the discrimination that some patients say underlies Mexico’s health care system. … But the cases also expose shortcomings in policies that have swamped hospitals with routine pregnancies that could be cared for in health clinics or even at home with the help of midwives…” (Johnson, 2/10).

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