Mexico officials have suspended health center director, Dr. Adrian Cruz after Irma Lopez, a pregnant indigenous woman was denied help at a medical clinic and was left to give birth on the lawn outside with no help.
Lopez was turned away by a nurse who said she was not yet ready to deliver and told her to go outside and walk. An hour and a half later, Lopez’s water broke and she gave birth to a son, while grabbing the wall of a house next to the clinic. 
“The photo is giving visibility to a wider structural problem that occurs within indigenous communities: Women are not receiving proper care. They are not being offered quality health services, not even a humane treatment,” said Mayra Morales, Oaxaca’s representative for the national Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
 Read more at Associated Press.

Mexico officials have suspended health center director, Dr. Adrian Cruz after Irma Lopez, a pregnant indigenous woman was denied help at a medical clinic and was left to give birth on the lawn outside with no help.

Lopez was turned away by a nurse who said she was not yet ready to deliver and told her to go outside and walk. An hour and a half later, Lopez’s water broke and she gave birth to a son, while grabbing the wall of a house next to the clinic.

“The photo is giving visibility to a wider structural problem that occurs within indigenous communities: Women are not receiving proper care. They are not being offered quality health services, not even a humane treatment,” said Mayra Morales, Oaxaca’s representative for the national Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

 Read more at Associated Press.

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