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“Gypsy Rooms” and Other Discriminatory Treatment Against Romani Women in Hungarian Hospitals
“Gypsy Rooms” and Other Discriminatory Treatment Against Romani Women in Hungarian Hospitals

Author(s): Rita Izsák
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: discriminatory treatment against Romani women

Summary/Abstract: The complaints indicate possible abuse of the principle of equal treatment in the provision of health care services to Romani women. Romani women are humiliated by being segregated from non-Romani women in maternity wards; in many cases they are subjected to less qualified treatment and sometimes to negligent treatment; finally, they experience constant verbal abuse on racial grounds by both nurses and medical doctors. Apart from the lack of access to equal standards of health care due to discriminatory treatment by medical personnel, Romani women are exposed to the risks of less qualified treatment due to the fact that they cannot afford to offer doctors tips for better health services [...].

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 7-11
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English