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Breast implants: everything you need to know
Examines why implants are so popular and how to decide whether or not to get them. Looks at the pros and cons of various types of implants. Provides information on complications due to implants and how ofter they occur.
Published: 2002
Silicone gel breast implants  
http://www.nwhn.org/publications/fact_details.php?fid=17
Examines the safety and effectiveness of silicone gel breast implants. Includes an analysis of the economic burden of implants. (See Details)
Registering the impact of breast implants
Discusses the challenges of understanding the effects of breast implants and breast implant surgery. Proposes the establishment of a breast implant registry to collect information about this medical device and its use in Canada.
Published: 2004
Silicone breast implants back on the market: Serious health risks have not been addressed  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39437
Discusses how by sanctioning silicone breast implants, our health regulators are essentially medicalizing a dangerous fashion fad. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Expert advisory panel on breast implants: record of proceedings  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/md-im/activit/sci-consult/implant-breast-mammaire/eapbi_rop_gceim_crd_2005-09-29_e.html
Reviews scientific, medical and clinical advice on current and emerging issues related to safety and effectiveness of breast implants. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Busted: the dangers of surgical breast implants  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/kickers/busted.html
Briefly examines the possible dangers associated with breast implants. Includes links to other sources of information. Article first appeared in Taloua (April/May/June 2003), la magazine de la jeune femme. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Breast implants  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/med/implants_e.html
Provides an overview of the potential risks involved in regards to breast implants. Offers suggestions on ways to minimize the risks. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Registering the impact of breast implants  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no2EN.pdf

Examines the questions surrounding breast implant safety and mechanisms to track patients over time.

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Published: 2003
Breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and breast implant information website  
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/
Provides a website for girls and women considering breast implants, and for those who already have implants and want more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Breast implant information booklet  
http://www.tga.gov.au/docs/pdf/breasti4.pdf

Provides guidance for persons considering the use of silicone gel-filled breast implants. Presents information about these implants and information necessary to make an informed consumer choice.

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Published: 2001