Breast Cancer Video Deemed Too Risque

A cable station in Contra Costa County in California has pulled a 7-minute film showing women how to do breast exams because it shows naked breasts.

Breast cancer awareness activists complained when the cable director refused to air it again after only one viewing and said it wasn’t appropriate for families to watch. County Supervisor Donna Gerber is considering forcing the station to run the video, and said “It’s not possible to teach women to do self-examination unless we show the part of the body we’re talking about … we’re dealing with an epidemic in which people are dying.”


AP - October 17, 1997

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