Thursday, March 15, 2018

USA: Ensure Native Women's Access to Healthcare - ONLINE PETITION

Amnesty International, USA, March 14, 2018.

All healthcare is not the same in the United States, especially for Native women. Many Native American and Alaska Native women receive their care from Indian Health Service (IHS), a federal agency responsible for providing Native American health care.

For these women, this can mean not having access to basic post-rape care. That’s because IHS facilities don’t always follow their own guidelines for post-rape care; they might not even have rape kits available. This leaves many Native women without adequate care and justice.