What do Women Really Know?
What Should Doctors Tell Their Patients?
Is Anyone Reading the Fine Print?
SAFE Director Carol Ciancutti-Leyva has spent a decade
documenting the breast implant safety debate and believes
that doctors should be required by law to INFORM their patients
about the proven risks and complications of breast implants;
ones that are acknowledged by the FDA and implant manufacturers.
Such a law is not without precedent—in New York one
is currently in place to require doctors to inform women
about the risks of hysterectomy.
Thousands of women get breast implants every
year and thousands of women suffer health complications. Did these
women know about the risks of implants before their surgeries?
Did their doctors give them the FDA safety handbook on breast
implants? Did they read the fine print on the back of the implant
advertisements? Did they know that only short-term research has
been done on breast implants?
Join the conversation and tell us what you think—visit Carol’s
Blog and leave your comments.