September 27, 2006, - 11:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Hard to believe someone paid money for this study, but someone did: A Canadian study found that women who get breast implants are more like to commit suicide.
That’s no surprise, since it’s quite likely that if you surgically sew large foreign objects inside your chest, you probably have little self-worth–and the operation won’t change that.
The New York Times reports that researchers from the Universite Laval Favulty of Medicine and the Public Health Agency of Canada studies almost 25,000 women who had implants from 1974-1989. During that time, 480–or almost 2%–of them died. Upon investigating the reasons for death, they found that that the percentage of the 25,000 who committed suicide was 73% higher than the rate of the those committing suicide in the general population.
The obvious point that we made above–that women who get implants are more likely to have low self-esteem (and to be mentally ill)–is the conclusion of the researchers. The implants are just another manifestation of Darwin Award winning female material.
Which money was less well-spent–the money for this useless study or the few thousand for the implants that still didn’t stop natural selection from taking place?
Fortunately, in this case, it looks like Canadians–not U.S. taxpayers–footed the bill.
More interesting details at Cosmos.
Tags: breast implants, Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, The New York Times, United States, Universite Laval Favulty