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Letters Asylum seekers’ health needs

Pregnant asylum seekers

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4691
  1. Helen E D Burchett, research fellow1,
  2. Ros Bragg, director2
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  2. 2Maternity Action, London EC1Y 8RT
  1. helen.burchett{at}

    McCartney mentioned Aspinall and Watters’ report, which highlights poorer pregnancy outcomes among refugees.1 2 Let there be no doubt about what poorer means: asylum seekers and refugees are more likely than the general population to die during pregnancy or childbirth.3 Maternal health complications and neonatal deaths and …

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