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Punishment And Prejudice: Reproductive Coercion In Immigration And Customs Enforcement Detention Centers, Inka Skłodowska Boehm Jan 2022

Punishment And Prejudice: Reproductive Coercion In Immigration And Customs Enforcement Detention Centers, Inka Skłodowska Boehm

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Pauline Binam arrived in the United States from Cameroon as a toddler, with no notion of the dangers her new home had in store. At twenty-eight years old, Pauline found herself separated from her daughter and awaiting deportation in the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. Pauline consented to what she believed was a minor procedure after suffering from irregular menstrual bleeding, an ailment likely triggered by her two-year confinement. Unbeknownst to Pauline, the doctor removed one of her fallopian tubes, barring her ability to give birth to more children. A year later, Pauline came forward following a …


Hernandez-Montiel V. I.N.S. 225 F.3d 1084 (9th Cir. 2000), Amy R. Bowles Jan 2001

Hernandez-Montiel V. I.N.S. 225 F.3d 1084 (9th Cir. 2000), Amy R. Bowles

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

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