13 March 2015

The Endocrine System

border="0"The endocrine system is comprised of glands that secrete hormones, chemical substances that travel in the bloodstream to target tissues, where they help to regulate body growth and direct the development and functioning of primary and secondary sexual structures including breasts.

The endocrine system sends messages throughout the body via hormones, chemical messengers produced by glands within the body. The endocrine system is responsible for physical growth, energy balance and the development of sex organs, including the breasts.

Many hormones work in concert to influence initial breast development and to prepare the breast for lactation during and just after pregnancy. In this complex endocrine system, tiny, targeted amounts of hormone can exert big changes in the body.

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05 March 2015

Wear Something Yellow & take a #PIPCrimes Selfie

Wear Something Yellow 16-18 March 2015
We Are All in This Together 

Millions of people worldwide are victims of health fraud. Health fraud is responsible for thousands of deaths and many more serious injuries every year. Individual stories appear in the world's press and media every day.

Half a million women worldwide are victims of the PIP implant fraud, just a fraction of the number of women whose lives have been changed by medical devices crimes.

In addition to being victims to the fraud, PIP affected women are also victims of negligence. Neither the safety protections nor the checks and balances were in place to expose the fraud. Dangerous manufacturing experiments at PIP continued undetected for over a decade. Five hundred thousand women and their families are suffering unimaginable pain and anxiety as a result.

Despite the horror of the PIP crime, women with implants continue to be discriminated against and negatively stereotyped.

Women, their friends and loved ones globally are coming together in defence of their rights to dignity, access to healthcare treatment and future monitoring. Read more & join in here.

The BIG Yellow PIP Demo: 16-18 March 2015