Birthrights - Hard Labour in Hungary

Al Jazeera English

by Al Jazeera English

This film examines the growing criminalisation of homebirth midwives and explores the underlying issues behind Hungary's controversial conservative policies: Are they driven by money, control of women by the medical profession - or both?
UPDATE - March 24: Agnes Gereb was found guilty of medical negligence in two separate home births, including one in which the baby died. She will have to spend at least one year behind bars before parole and has been banned from practising both as an obstetrician and a midwife for five years.