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'Ironing' is a major failure

In several regions of the African nation of Cameroon, parents try to keep maturing daughters off the market by “ironing” their breasts — pressing them with heated stones and leaves to make them flatter and the girls thus less desirable for sex.
The practice reached world media (and News of the Weird) in 2006 as part of a condemnation campaign by the United Nations, but apparently it continues unabated, according to new videos circulated this year and described in The Washington Post.
According to that writer, who interviewed numerous health officials in Cameroon, the practice apparently has little effect, in that ...


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