Navigation Links
Agencies Express Concern Over "Breast Ironing" In Africa

Non-profit agencies have expressed their concerns over the practice of "Breast Ironing" in West African countries. This practice is widely prevalent and is used to stunt breast growth in girls by mothers// and other relatives telling them that it is for their own good.

It is aimed at warding off sexual harassment and is carried out by hard or heated objects pressed against the developing breasts in teenaged girls. "Breast ironing is an age-old practice in Cameroon, as well as in many other countries in West and Central Africa, including Chad, Togo, Benin, Guinea-Conakry, just to name a few," said Flavien Ndonko, an anthropologist and local representative of German development agency GTZ.

A survey by the agency on 5,000 girls and women aged between 10 and 82 years found that an estimated 4 million women were a victim to this primitive practice in Cameroon and other countries.

"If society has been silent about it up to now it is because, like other harmful practices done to women such as female genital mutilation, it was thought to be good for the girl," said Ndonko. "Even the victims themselves thought it was good for them."

But the practice is associated with pain, abscesses, infections and even breast cancer. The practice is though to benefit young girls.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Indian And Danish Research Agencies To Work Together For Osteoporosis
2. West African Meningitis Outbreak Sparks Warning from UN Aid Agencies
3. Controlled Gene Expressions Can Cure Many Diseases
4. Genetic Expressions Can Influence The Process Of Aging
5. Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve
6. Non-Coding RNA Vital For Gene Activation And Protein Expression
7. Protein Expression to Serve as Marker for Head and Neck Cancer
8. Innocent Expression of Compassion, Children Draw For HIV kids
9. Freshness Dating? Researchers Express Doubts
10. New Diagnostic Tool Uncovered Gene Expression Patterns in Recessive Genetic Disorders
11. Facial Expressions are Inherited: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts as ... production of the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with America ... great benefits of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive new place ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey and his faith in ... authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in stature but big in ... His love for others is apparent in all of his life decisions. , ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds”: the story of Coach Cactus Jack and the ... is the creation of published author, Walter Hubbard, a retired wildlife and fisheries biologist ... Jane. Walter. Walter and Jane have three adult children and a granddaughter. ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... In ... choosing the most appropriate instruments for research and understanding the basic principles that ... webinar will focus on innovations in stereo microscopy for brightfield and fluorescence typically ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... NucleusHealth ™, ... has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for ... secure cloud platform for medical image management. At the core is patented streaming ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/9/2017)... , May 9, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced it has earned a spot ... 2017" list. The Company was ranked among 500 U.S. ... Employers and Healthcare Equipment and Services. The ... on an anonymous, independent survey of over 30,000 employees ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the development of oral drug ... Property Office has granted Oramed a patent titled, ... The patent covers Oramed,s invention of an oral ... an incretin hormone that stimulates the secretion of ...
(Date:5/8/2017)... NEW YORK , May 8, 2017 ... in the transition from fee for service reimbursement. Black ... April 2017. 1.       The Market for ... 77% of physician practices with 3 or ... Compliance Technology Solutions by Q4. "Given the magnitude of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: