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EU parliament calls for tougher rules on breast implants

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7386.414/e (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:414
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European parliament has given its backing to tougher health and safety rules across the European Union on breast implants. The move follows a 10 year campaign from women whose health has deteriorated after ruptured silicone gel implants.

    While ruling out a complete ban, the members of the European parliament want to see an age limit introduced whereby breast implant surgery for women under 18 would be available only on medical grounds, not for purely cosmetic reasons.

    They are also supporting an end to “before and after” pictures and the introduction …

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