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ABSOLUTELY SAFE: Film screening and discussion

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UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender, National Center of Excellence in Women's Health & UIC Maternal and Child Health Program
Auditorium, UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL
Mar 21, 2013   5:30 - 7:30 pm  
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Please join us to view the film and engage in a discussion on womens health topics including breast implant safety, body image, and womens health activism.  

ABSOLUTELY SAFE takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety. ABSOLUTELY SAFE is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty. http://www.absolutelysafe.com/index.html

Carol Ciancutti-Leyvas inspiration for ABSOLUTELY SAFE came from her mother. She believed her mothers declining health was due to silicone breast implants. Her goal for the film was to encourage viewers to think about, question, and debate not only breast implant safety but also the quest for perfection and beauty that we all confront.

Judy Norsigian is the executive director and a co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves, formerly known as the Boston Womens Health Book Collective. She is an internationally renowned speaker and author on a range of women's health concerns, including women and health care reform, abortion and contraception, childbirth, sexually transmitted infections, and genetics and reproductive technologies. Ms. Norsigian has been an author and editor for each of the nine editions of Our Bodies,Ourselves, the organization's landmark book on women's health and sexuality.

This event is free and open to the public.

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