Empowered Explant

The Shocking History of Breast Implants

March 07, 2023 Darnah Mercieca Episode 18
Empowered Explant
The Shocking History of Breast Implants
Show Notes

Can you guess what testing was done on breast implants before they were greenlighted to be put in women's bodies?

It’s women’s history month, so I thought it would be fitting to take a deep dive into the history of breast implants, since these have had a tremendous impact on women over the years.

And if you’re not up to speed with the backstory on breast implants, get ready to be shocked at how these so-called medical devices came to be in our bodies today.

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