Women who delay marriage in pursuit of education and career can procure the corresponding benefit of financial independence later in life, whereas girls who become pregnant are often forced to drop out of school and forgo formal employment. Breast ironing can cause women to fear sexual activity. Namespaces Article Talk. As well as being dangerous, breast ironing is criticised as being ineffective for stopping early sex and pregnancy.
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UK government vows to tackle abusive practice". There are fears that the practice has spread to the Cameroonian diaspora, for example to Britain. The most widely used implement for breast ironing is a wooden pestle normally used for pounding tubers.
BBC News. Retrieved Victims feel as if it is punishment and often internalise blame, and fear breastfeeding in the future. Views Read Edit View history. Breast ironing is derived from the ancient practice of breast massaging.