Unformatted text preview: times what they are for all other women.” Some of the reasons cited for the deaths of many Haitian-American women due to cervical cancer are that because many of these women are undocumented, and therefore they do not go for check-ups. The problem then becomes that the cancer progresses and these women must be hospitalized. The author of the piece we read in class stated that because immigrants are “naturally healthier” than Americans, they do not take advantage of the healthcare offered in the U.S. This article is saying the exact opposite; these Haitian-American women are apparently unhealthier than American women and are therefore putting more weight on the welfare system of the United States....
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- Spring '08
- Anthropology, Haitian-American women