Dozens of immigrant women alleged that they faced invasive gynecological procedures unnecessarily without proper consent while being held in a US immigration detention center. In December 2020, more than 40 women submitted testimonials seeking to file a class action suit, with 34 women claiming that invasive gynecological procedures are unnecessary. The BBC is exploring these allegations.
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