Thursday, August 9, 2007

Breast Implants = Suicide

Researchers have found a link between women who recieve breast implants and a higher percentage of suicides. The link does not appear to be the implants themselves, but the reasoning behind getting the implants. It would seem that women who choose to go under the knife and implant lumps of silicon or bags of saline in their bodies are more than likely dealing with self-esteem issues. The issue is not their breast size, but their self-image.

"Thus, at least 38 deaths (22 percent of all deaths) in this implant cohort were associated with suicide, psychological disorders and/or drug and alcohol abuse/dependence," the researchers wrote.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Would you say the over-arching theme of this article is true?
-If you have had breast implants and are honest, did you get them due to self-esteem issues?
-Should counseling be a prerequisite for breast implant surgery?
-If you disagree with the study, why?

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