Breast implants

Breast implants

Tribute to a Fighter: S. Joyce Attis

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Madeleine Boscoe
Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol. 13 No. 2
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The movement to raise public awareness in Canada about concerns associated with breast implants lost one of its most hard-working and committed advocates recently. Joyce Attis, known to many as the voice for breast implant victims, died in Toronto on November 25, 2010, following complications from surgery.

 

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ISBN 14800039

Drugs, devices and women's health: advocating for protection

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
March 2009
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Powerpoint presentation on some of the work of Women and Health Protection, including research into the effects of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of prescrption drugs, the CanWest Charter Challenge, a public forum on silicone gel breast implants, and women and statins.

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Breast implants public forum: concerns about Health Canada's process

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Translated Title: 
Forum public sur les implants mammaires : inquiétudes au sujet du processus de Santé Canada 2005
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Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Ann Rochon Ford, coordinator of Women and Health Protection composed a letter of concerns around the process of Health Canada's regulation hearings for breast implant use in Canada.  The link includes the reply from Health Canada and further concerns raised by Rochon Ford.

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Silicone breast implants back on the market : Serious health risks have not been addressed

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Shari Graydon
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Health Canada's approval of silicone breast implants (granting licences to two manufacturers), and the ongoing health safety concerns of these implants.

Registering the impact of breast implants

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
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Ann Pederson
Aleina Tweed
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BC Centre of Excellece for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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.

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BCCEWH BREA.P43 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.

Expert advisory panel on breast implants: record of proceedings

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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews scientific, medical and clinical advice on current and emerging issues related to safety and effectiveness of breast implants.

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Breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and breast implant information website

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English
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Online
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National Research Center for Women & Families
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides a website for girls and women considering breast implants, and for those who already have implants and want more information.

A woman in my position: the politics of breast implant safety

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English
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Paper
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Linda Wilson
Dianne Brown
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NC Press Limited
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes the author's medical and emotional ordeal with breast implants.

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BREA.W55 1995
ISBN 1550210904
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Breast implants: everything you need to know

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English
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Paper
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Nancy Bruning
Publisher: 
Hunter House Publishers
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Alameda, CA

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.

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BREA.B78 2002
ISBN 0897933710
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2005: Breast implants first appeared in the 1960s. Thus began a saga of promises and broken promises, reassurances and warnings, speculation disguised as facts, and wishful thinking, disguised as truth. Women have not been well served by the media-coverage, which has tended to swing from one extreme (a great option for women!) to the other (a time bomb in your breasts!) to another (women who say their implants make them sick are greedy ambulance chasers!). Very rarely did the media capture the distressing story of women who underwent surgery with a product that they thought was safe, only to find out that no objective studies of women with implants had even been conducted. This book is intended to provide a review of information and resources regarding breast implants and breast-enhancing and reconstructive procedures alternative to implants. The author, a breast cancer survivor living with an implant and former board member of Breast Cancer Action, navigates the reader between what is known and what is not known, providing up-to-date research findings as well as a wide range of opinions from patients, physicians, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United Sates, and other experts.

Cleavage: technology, controversy, and the ironies of the man-made breast

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Nora Jacobson
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Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Piscataway, NJ

Examines the history of breast implant technology from 1895 to 1990. Looks at politics and bias in medical practice and the role of bureaucracies, corporations, and governments in establishing policy and regulating implant technology.

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BREA.J33 2000
ISBN 0813527155
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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