Problem

Sagging breasts

Other Names:
Unsupported breasts
Drooping bosoms
Nature:
Daily activity, and especially strenuous exercise, can irreversibly stretch the ligament that supports the breasts. Gradual stretching also happens as a result of gravity and the redistribution and loss of fat that occurs with ageing and dieting.
Incidence:
£400 million-worth of bras were sold in 1994, a rise of more than 50% in the past 5 years.
Claim:
Women are ignorant about the damage caused to their breasts during exercise, when two out of 10 do not wear a brasierre at all. Under normal conditions at least 75% of women are wearing the wrong size bra.
Counter Claim:
Women should reject the implications that to have sagging breasts renders them non-human beings.
Values:
Unsupportive
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Reproductive system
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
26.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST