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Breast Ironing Affects One in Four Girls in Cameroon
The practice of “breast ironing” – described as brutal by many young girls here – is on the rise in Cameroon. The procedure involves flattening young girl’s growing breasts with hot stones in order to curb the country’s skyrocketing teen pregnancy rate. In rural areas, young girls also report frequent sexual assaults. Still, advocates say breast ironing is an inappropriate solution to both problems: A News Video.Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/africa/cameroon/breast-ironing-affects-one-four-girls-cameroon#ixzz1QUKsnhZD

Breast Ironing Affects One in Four Girls in Cameroon


The practice of “breast ironing” – described as brutal by many young girls here – is on the rise in Cameroon. The procedure involves flattening young girl’s growing breasts with hot stones in order to curb the country’s skyrocketing teen pregnancy rate. In rural areas, young girls also report frequent sexual assaults. Still, advocates say breast ironing is an inappropriate solution to both problems: A News Video.

Read more: http://www.globalpressinstitute.org/global-news/africa/cameroon/breast-ironing-affects-one-four-girls-cameroon#ixzz1QUKsnhZD

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