What’s Current: Health Canada finds lymphoma risk associated with Biocell breast implants

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  • Health Canada advises that Biocell textured breast implants be pulled from the market after confirming 28 cases of implant-associated lymphoma.
  • A national conversation on violence against women erupts in Pakistan after a woman alleges in a viral video that her husband beat her and shaved her head for refusing to dance for him and his friends.
  • Inspired by the congresswomen who wore suffragette white to the State of the Union in February, Microsoft workers wear all white to a meeting with CEO Satya Nadella, demanding he address sexual harassment claims and company discrimination against women. 
  • A B.C. couple is accused of running a brothel out of their home and prostituting a 13-year-old girl.
  • The Independent reports that women in South Sudan are “bearing the brunt” of the country’s water crisis. South Sudanese Women are socially responsible for fetching clean water despite risking male violence and rape during these long and dangerous journeys.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.