Pregnancy outcomes for refugees JC

Pregnancy outcomes for refugees JC

Published on 19 May 2021
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Pregnancy Outcomes for Refugees
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Perinatal health outcomes and care among asylum seekers and refugees: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
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12 electronic databases
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2007-2017
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Refugees and/or asylum seekers clearly included
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=29 RESULTS
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Discussed care & outcomes (before, during or after pregnancy)
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Outcomes
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Higher rates of:
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- Preterm birth - Mental health disorders in new mums - Maternal death
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Barriers
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-Both cultural and structural barriers - often strained relationship with healthcare professionals -often experience social isolation, racism, prejudice and stereotyping
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Refugee women are more likely to experience:
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Other Factors
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-Unwanted pregnancy -Sexual assault -Poverty
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Heslehurst N, Brown H, Pemu A, Coleman H, Rankin J. Perinatal health outcomes and care among asylum seekers and refugees: A systematic review of systematic reviews. BMC Med. 2018;16(1): 89-114.
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Type 6. UNHCR. UNHCR [Internet]. Figures at a glance; 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 25]. Available from: https://www.unhcr.org/en-au/figures-at-a-glance.html
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