The information about the malpractice in the refugee detention center in Georgia comes from a previously employed nurse, who with the help of the organizations Government Accountability Project and Project South submitted an official report.

"Uterine collection" gynecologist

In it, the nurse states that a gynecologist at the repository performed an alarming number of hysterectomy operations - a procedure in which all or parts of the uterus are removed.

In most of the cases, it concerned Spanish-speaking women, who according to the report did not always seem to understand why the procedure was performed, nor did they give their consent.

"Everyone he meets gets a hysterectomy - almost everyone.

He is the uterus collector ", writes the nurse.

Mexico interviews women

The report did not state any specific nationality of the women who are alleged to have been exposed.

But in a statement on Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the country is now investigating whether there is any truth in the allegations.

To date, six Mexican women have been interviewed who may have had their uterus operated on without proper medical reason and without consent while in U.S. custody.

According to Ebrard, however, there may be even more than that.

- This must be sorted out.

If it turns out to be true, it would be a serious issue that requires action, he said at a press conference.

ICE denies

The US Immigration Service ICE and the facility in question deny that there have been unusually many or medically incorrect interventions in the repository.

Exactly how many possible hysterectomy operations have been performed on the women at the repository has not been established at present, writes Reuters.