1Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Community Medicine, Gadag Institute of Medical sciences, Gadag, 3
Professor and head, Department of Community Medicine,
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