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Breast Ironing, the silent archaic African practice conducted for the “good of girls”
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African identities Breast Ironing, the silent archaic African practice conducted for the “good of girls”

Breast ironing, a traditional practice commonly done in Cameroon, is the use of hard or heated objects like a wooden pestle or scalding grinding stones to stop or slow the development of breasts in young girls, supposedly to “protect them from sexual harassment, rape and early pregnancy”.