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Events for Boston Readers on Breast Implants and Maternal-Fetal Conflicts in Pregnancy

March 8, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 6:00 pm – Free lecture by David Haig, Maternal-Fetal Conflicts in Human Pregnancy
Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford Street in the Geological Lecture Hall
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

Pregnancy is the most intimate of human relationships and, just like any other relationship, there is potential for both cooperation and conflict. In this lecture, Dr. Haig, Professor of Biology at Harvard, will discuss the various genetic conflicts that transpire within the human womb, and visit the assumption that what’s good for the mother is also good for the fetus. Haig will consider evolutionary conflicts over the amount of maternal blood flowing to the placenta, and use this perspective to consider the causes of preeclampsia.

Friday, March 28, 6:30 pm – Free screening of the film Absolutely Safe and Q&A with the director
Boston University: Sargent College, Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue

Excerpts from the press release:

Millions of women around the world have breast implants. In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of women get breast implants every year. Today, breast augmentation surgery is the number one cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and a multi-billion dollar industry. But, at a time when more women than ever are getting breast implants, fewer voices than ever seem to be asking “Why?” And, fewer still are asking “Are they safe?” The new 83 minute documentary ABSOLUTELY SAFE asks serious questions about this popular cosmetic surgery.

ABSOLUTEY SAFE is directed and produced by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva, executive produced by acclaimed filmmaker
Jennifer Fox, edited by Emmy-Award winning Editor Vincent Stenerson, and features the music of renowned composer Miriam Cutler. For more information on the screening contact: info at absolutelysafe dot com or (212)868-9780. Visit the film’s website www.absolutelysafe.com

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2008 2:39 pm

    Breast Implants require maintenance after surgery. Many people who under go breast implant surgery do not realize this.

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