Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The conversation about the safety of hormone replacement therapy for women is complex and convoluted--not unlike the conversation about breast implants.
In a new research study, scientists have concluded that HRT increases a woman's chances of breast cancer, and makes cancer worse.
Please read the article in the New York Times
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The renowned women's health advocacy organization Our Bodies Ourselves has named ABSOLUTELY SAFE director Carol Ciancutti-Leyva a Womens' Health Hero.
Carol has been honored with this distinguished award for her commitment to educating women and men about the safety of breast implants. For over a decade, Carol has dedicated herself to keeping the debate about breast implant safety active. Since the completion of the film ABSOLUTELY SAFE, Carol has screened the film around the country and spoken to thousands of young women and men about the realities of breast implants.
The Our Bodies Ourselves Award Nomination says it best:
I believe that women deserve to know whether there is a possibility that breast implants could be harmful to their health, and Ms. Ciancutti-Leyva is making great strides in creating a new discourse surrounding the absoluteness of breast implant safety.
--Melinda Bartlett, Nominator