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Lawyers say they have identified the doctor at the center of a whistleblower complaint alleging women held in a Georgia detention center had hysterectomies without their knowledge

  • The gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint about hysterectomies being performed on detained women in Georgia without their knowledge or consent has been identified by NBC News.
  • Lawyers for the detained women identified the man as Dr. Mahendra Amin, NBC News reported. Business Insider was not able to independently confirm.
  • Amin told the Intercept he only performed “one or two hysterectomies in the past two [or] three years,” but did not specify if those procedures were on detained women.
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Lawyers have identified a gynecologist at the center of a whistleblower complaint filed by a nurse alleging abuses, including hysterectomies, at an immigration detention center in Georgia, NBC News reported. 

In a whistleblower complaint sent by Project South to the Department of Homeland Security and its inspector general, a nurse named Dawn Wooten accused Irwin County Detention Center of allowing an unusual number of hysterectomies to be performed on immigrants detained there, often, she alleged, without their consent.

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Wooten said the women were sent to a doctor outside the facility,

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