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Table 6 Characteristics of included grey literature

From: Discrimination against childbearing Romani women in maternity care in Europe: a mixed-methods systematic review

Author Aim Source type Setting Study method Participants Funding
Pohjolainen [36] To outline barriers and issues experienced by Romani women in relation to maternal health, and issues raised by practitioners in relation to the provision of inclusive maternal health services for Roma. Parvee Point Report Ireland Findings from the Roma maternal and child health seminar, including speakers, focus group discussions among seminar participants, and interviews with practitioners and members of Roma communities. Romani women
Health professionals
Roma Health Seminar participants
Health Service Executive, Ireland.
European Roma Rights Centre [61] To document discriminatory practices and other forms of human rights abuse against Roma in the provision of health care as well as exclusion from access to health care. Report for European Roma Rights Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Spain. Interviews in Bulgaria Hungary and Spain, research with partner organisations and information from ERRC legal databases Romani men and women aged 18–70
Physicians treating Roma patients. Number not specified.
Open Society Institute
Iszak [62] To document practices of discrimination against Romani women within the health care sector in Hungary. Report published by European Roma Rights Centre Szabolcs-Szatmár Bereg, Hajdú-Bihar and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén counties in Hungary Interviews 131 Romani women
Physicians, number not specified.
Not specified
Centre for Reproductive Rights [63] To document suspected cases of coerced sterilizations against Romani women who accessed reproductive health services in Slovakia. Report by Center for Reproductive Rights and Poradna 40 Romani settlements in Eastern Slovakia Individual interviews and group interviews 230 Romani women
25 doctors, 7 hospital administrators, 6 nurses
Not specified
European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia [64] To investigate the situation of Romani women accessing healthcare. Report to Council of Europe Bulgaria, Finland, France, UK. Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia and Spain. Country visits and individual interviews and questionnaires. Romani women, representatives of governments and NGOs and health workers. Numbers not specified. UK Government and European Union’s European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
Zoon [65] To document the ways in which the Romanian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian governments and their representatives discriminate against the Roma in the provision of social protection benefits, health care, and housing. Open Society Foundation report Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia Interviews Government officials, legislators, social workers, Romani activists, health workers and Romani residents. Numbers not specified. Open Society Institute
Benjenariu, & Mitrut [66] To analyse a large-scale public health program targeting Roma minority, the Roma Health Mediation programme, and its impact on prenatal care and child health Section of PhD thesis published by University of Gothenburg Romania Quantitative analysis of the 2000–2008 Vital Statistics Natality (VSN), Vital Statistics Mortality (VSM) files, and data from the Roma Health Mediator registry and the Roma Inclusion Barometer 2006. Romani women and their infants born between 2000–2008 (10,885 – 13,685 observations) Not specified