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Les femmes enceintes migrantes en situation irrégulière : les enjeux d’une prise en charge plus adaptée

Abstract : Introduction: despite the fact they represent 51% of migrants in France, women have long been ignored by scientific research on this subject. Health professionals and association members participating in this study have raised the difficulties and inconsistencies in the social and medical care administered to pregnant, undocumented migrant women. The purpose of this study is to identify the different profiles of these women, to identify stakeholders involved in health and social care during their pregnancy as well as the challenges, needs and potential solutions to ensure the delivery of suitable and sustainable healthcare. Method: this qualitative study, using semi-structured interviews, was carried out in Nice in Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA), region of France which is ranked second in terms of the number of migrants in the country. Interviews were conducted with four types of respondent (hospital and PMI midwives, association members and pregnant migrant women) using interview guides covering the principle themes related to the study’s main objective. Data have been coded using a thematic analysis method. Results: health professionals and association members describe their missions, their difficulties concerning the health care of pregnant, undocumented migrant women, the diversity of cultural and socio-economic profiles encountered and the adverse economic conditions of these women due in part to their administrative status. Professionals point out that their training, the limited consulting time and standardized protocols prevent them from offering optimal support to pregnant migrant women. This study delivers concrete proposals for improving the health care of these women, particularly in connection with public institutions, through health and socio-medical networks, or through the creation and delivery of practical tools to professionals. Such action could provide a better understanding of complex and diverse situations, reduce part of these professionals’ workload and improve interaction and coordination of the support network.
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Pauline Eschapasse. Les femmes enceintes migrantes en situation irrégulière : les enjeux d’une prise en charge plus adaptée. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03197877⟩



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