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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Alleged Unwanted Hysterectomies in ICE Facility

Kristyn Brandi, a reproductive health expert, is available to discuss alleged medical abuses and unwanted hysterectomies at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility.

"It's horrifying to hear about these allegations and forced sterilizations occurring to detainees in ICE custody," said Brandi. "This is a modern-day example of how the history of eugenics, white supremacy and reproductive control still exists in black and brown communities today.

"As an OB/GYN for more than a decade and a Latinx woman whose community has been plagued by institutionalized reproductive health control, this goes against the medical profession's core. It is important to provide informed consent for any procedure, including sterilization or hysterectomy. Medical providers must make sure to discuss sterilizations with patients and must meet the needs and wishes in that shared decision making."

Brandi is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

 

About RBHS

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and collaborating university-wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network and four centers and institutes. RBHS offers an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research and the full spectrum of allied health careers. RBHS clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state.

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