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Case Report

Shameful practice of Breast ironing for Intra Uterine Death from India


This is case report of breast ironing/branding seen in tertiary care hospital. This was done with perception of people that intra uterine deaths are due to poisonous snakes present in the breast, which can be treated by ironing the breast. Such shameful cultural practice to be condemned as this will cause discomfort and damage to the breast tissue. This can also lead to problems in future baby care.

Keywords:breast ironing, Intra Uterine Death, harmful cultural practice