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Dozens of migrant women have alleged that they faced unnecessarily invasive gynaecological procedures without proper consent whilst being held at a US immigration detention centre. In December 2020, over 40 women submitted testimonies seeking to bring a class action lawsuit, with 34 alleging unnecessarily invasive gynaecological procedures. The BBC explores these allegations.

You can watch the full story, ‘No say over my body’ on BBC News and BBC World News.

Filmed by: Jeb Brackner, Gabrielle Blackwood, Umit Gulsen

Produced, directed and edited by: Natalia Zuo

Executive Producer: Claire Williams

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