No Bra Day: a reminder to women to celebrate their breasts, get a cancer screening and practise self-examination

No Bra Day, celebrated each year on October 13, was launched in 2011 by plastic surgeon Dr Mitchell Brown of Toronto, Canada, to promote breast cancer awareness.Women are encouraged to go braless on the day – not only to free themselves from a constrictive garment, but to alert them to breast cancer symptoms, remind them to get screened and to conduct regular self-examinations.From breast-compressing ribbons used in ancient Greece to tight figure-moulding metal corsets in the 19th century, the…


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