Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Boobs and identity

I just posted this over at my blog, commenting on this article in The Washington Post: "Breast Implants Linked to Suicide." An excerpt from the story:
The latest study of Finnish women … found that women who had cosmetic implants were more than three times more likely to commit suicide than the general population -- in line with findings from a similar study of Swedish women and one of American women conducted by the National Cancer Institute. ... Some researchers believe the high suicide rate is a result of the psychological makeup of the women choosing implants, that they are, as a group, women with problems different from the general population. Others say, however, that the high suicide rates are a function of the difficulties and pain that sometimes crop up years after the initial breast implant surgery.
I wrote about 1,000 words on it over at Nonsense Verse, so I won't put more here.

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