Breast Implants and Women's Health

Tuesday, November 30 1999

Breast Implants and Women's Health

Silicone Rally

The fight for transparency when it comes to Breast Implants and

Women's Health is an ongoing battle. Please help break away political, corporate, and medical barriers by signing the following petition.

Sign because you value the health and lives of women which includes both biological females and biological males who have bravely taken steps to coordinate their inner woman with their outer selves. These women are cancer survivors, mothers, family, neighbours, and friends who simply desired to have breasts.

Why This Is Important

In the 90's, studies uncovered a link between silicone breast implants and systemic illness. A connection was made linking human leukocyte antigen – the genetic component to our individual immune systems to an increased risk of reaction. Dangerously high levels of platinum circulated in these women with a clear entry point: the silicone shell. The removal of the device and the scar capsules surrounding them alone lead to improvement and recovery.

The medical community and government health authorities discounted the scientific evidence before them that could have prevented this public health tragedy from continuing as further generations of women became ill. They called the numerous studies 'junk science'. That science represented the women and the health repercussions they endured as a result of these medical devices.

From that day forward, women suffering from neurological damage, autoimmune diseases, hair loss, chronic fatigue, infertility, as well as heart and lung conditions as a result of silicone based medical devices were treated like 'junk'. They were misdiagnosed, disbelieved, and not given the medical intervention desperately needed to improve their health.

In the same manor that tobacco does not result in lung cancer for everyone, yet is still responsible for lung cancer in many individuals – the implant industry is equally flawed in reporting adverse effects. The sad part; it only requires a simple cheek swab to determine if women have a genetic predisposition to silicone intolerance and implementing higher quality standards could eliminate the majority of cases.

There are many reasons why women opt for breast implants and for most; other options are not available. Breast cancer, breast development dissatisfaction, drastic anatomical changes, and genetic abnormalities are just a few of the many reasons women are faced with making the decision to have breast surgery. Reasons that do not discriminate and can happen to any woman in her lifetime.

 The right to life, the right to transparent informed consent, and the right to justice have been denied in regards to breast implants and women's health. With advancements in breast reconstruction and enhancement using a woman's own fat and stem cells, options do exist for women who are at risk. There is a way to reverse illness and help women who have developed symptoms before their health declines to the point of permanent disability, organ damage and death.

Please help support transparency and ask that international organizations oversee this health travesty before more lives are taken.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


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