Breast Ironing / Flattening Factsheet

Breast flattening, also called breast ironing, involves the damaging of the breasts of girls approaching or going through puberty over a period of time, to make them disappear or delay their development.

It is not a part of any culture, but instead a harmful practice and a violation of human rights.

Click the link or image below to download our factsheet to learn key facts, the law, indicators, and how to identify risks and how to respond to cases, suspected cases and disclosures of breast ironing / flattening