Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

Category: Breasts

Looking at Scientific Studies

In the previous article we reviewed the scientific method. This time we’ll look at how knowledge of this four-part process—observation, formulation of an hypothesis, prediction, and experimentation—can help us understand…

The Scientific Method

Every day the news is full of reports about the latest medical research. Sometimes we read about two different studies that seem to contradict each other. It’s hard to know…

Breast Self-Examination Aid

Disclaimer: I have no financial or other personal interest in this product, nor have I received anything for reviewing it. I bought my Sensability kit at my local Walgreen’s store,…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, during the year 2000, 182,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,800 women will die of breast cancer. Breast…

Adolescents and Cosmetic Surgery

n an earlier article about breasts and self-image during adolescence, we looked at a couple of news articles about the increase in cosmetic surgery for young girls eager to improve…

Mammograms and Breast Exams

This month we’ll look at two recently published studies that involve detection of breast cancer. In one study Janet Kay Bobo, Ph.D., and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control…

Breast Pain

“Breast pain is the most common breast symptom causing women to consult primary care physicians and surgeons,” writes Monica Morrow, M.D., in a recent article in American Family Physician (2000;61:2371-8,…

Breasts and Self-Image: Women

Since we expect adolescence to be a difficult time as youngsters struggle to find their identities and become independent young adults, it’s not surprising that their physical development greatly affects…

Breasts and Self-Image: Adolescence

In the previous article we looked at how America’s current obsession with the female breast shapes women’s perceptions of themselves. In this article we’ll examine how that cultural obsession affects…

Breasts and Self-Image: Introduction

Although women have always had breasts, only in America over the last half of the twentieth century have breasts become a consuming passion of the culture, invoked and visible everywhere.…