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Obstetrical and Prenatal Care of Gipsy women in Greece

Martha Moraitou

Abstract

There is limited research concerning the health of Greek Gipsies and part of it refers to the prenatal care and obstetrical problems of Gipcy women. Starting from a young age (adolescence) they give birth to a lot of children. Most of them do are not receive adequate prenatal care during their pregnancy and they often give birth alone in the settlements. Gipsy women have very little knowledge about family planning, prevention of breast cancer as well as cancer of the reproductive system and thus preventative examinations and medical check ups are not pursued.

Keywords: Gipsies, pregnancy, prevention, racism

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