Today’s Lady News: FDA Claims Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe

  • The FDA has said silicone breast implants are safe and will stay on the market. However, the chief scientist dealing with implants admitted silicone implants are prone to ruptures, hardening, scarring and pain. Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound particularly safe. Any Frisky readers with silicone implants want to weigh in? [New York Times]
  • This news should make you nervous: less than one-fifth of OB-GYNs will perform abortions, according to a study of 1,144 OB-GYNs. Nearly one hundred percent of the doctors surveyed said they’d had patients acquire about the procedure, however. Doctors most likely to refuse to provide an abortion were in the South or the Midwest. Interestingly, the most common reason doctors cited for not performing abortions wasn’t that they themselves opposed it, but that their hospital or group practice prohibited it. [Reuters]
  • The founder of Chick beer — that would be premium light beer marketed towards women — explains why women need their own brewskis. Judge for yourself. [Village Voice]

  • Is the sexual assault and sexual abuse of black women a non-issue for black organizations? [Madame Noire]
  • Dear New York Post, I think the words you were looking for were “domestic violence,” not “wife-fight.” When a politician tries to break a phone so his wife cannot call police after a physical altercation, that is domestic violence. [Capital New York]
  • Anti-abortion activists who target black women are now trying to convince the proprietors of black women’s hair salons to lecture clients. Oh, for f**k’s sake. [Feministing]
  • A group of Muslim women wearing headscarves were told by a New York amusement park that they wouldn’t be allowed on certain rides because it posed a safety risk. Somehow this devolved into a brawl at Rye Playland where 15 people were arrested. [Styleite]
  • For all the ladies concerned with making your poop smell less like … poop … here is YouGOGirl!, an in-toilet product for the paranoid. [Jezebel]

INTERNATIONAL

  • UK women’s groups are balking at proposed changes to abortion laws which would require a woman to get “independent counseling” before she terminates a pregnancy. [Guardian UK]

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