EBCOG position statement inequalities in antenatal care provision in Europe: In the wake of an EBCOG survey

Published:October 14, 2022DOI:


      Health inequalities adversely affect the health outcomes generally but more so for those who are socially deprived, immigrants of unknown status and low socioeconomic status. The inequitable access to care during pregnancy can lead to long term adverse inter-generational effects. Current economic crisis within Europe will have deepening effect on the health of the vulnerable families. The European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology calls for action by the European Union.


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