It is a sordid affair and one which affects an already particularly vulnerable population. NGOs filed a complaint with the US government and denounced Monday a large number of hysterectomies performed on migrant women placed in a detention center in Georgia, United States.
A whistleblower nurse
A nurse from the facility briefed NGOs on these practices taking place in Georgia's private detention center, where some women are being held on behalf of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a customs police agency. and border control of the United States Department of Homeland Security. “When I met all these women who had this surgery, I thought it looked like an experimental concentration camp. It was as if they were doing experiments on our bodies, ”said an inmate at Project South, one of the NGOs behind the complaint.
The whistleblower said several women told her they did not understand why they had been given a hysterectomy. "Several inmates told me they went to see the doctor and had hysterectomies without being informed" beforehand, she said. According to the same source, one doctor in particular "performed hysterectomies on just about everyone".
The NGOs Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network are at the origin of this complaint, filed on behalf of the immigrant detained and the whistleblower nurse.