Far from offensive, the query was appropriate and astute. My classmates and I nodded approval, and the professor added it to a growing list on the board. We were brainstorming features that distinguish our species, Homo sapiensfrom other primates.
This study investigates problems confronting breast cancer awareness in Ghana by ascertaining how societal perceptions and attitudes influence women's awareness of breast cancer in the Kassena-Nankana district. Data were gathered through focus group interviews and documentary analysis of current practices within the region. The data were then thematically analysed following an inductive analytical framework.
Toplessness refers to the state in which a woman's breastsincluding her areola and nipplesare exposed, especially in a public place or in a visual medium. The male equivalent is barechestednessalso commonly called shirtlessness. Exposed breasts were and are normal in many indigenous societies.
Boobs, right? Today a sighting of them out of context is about as surprising as "Boobs, right? This has, of course, not always been so, or at least it has been different, or could be one day, we imagine.
Boobs…we can never quite seem to get enough of them or stop talking about their appearance. Indeed, there are countless studies dedicated to unearthing the mystery of their enchanting allure, with some research providing particularly comical insight into our perception of breasts and personal preferences. Busty women beware: your cleavage may be attracting gold diggers.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices toward breast cancer screening in a rural South African community. Dorah U. Ramathuba I ; Confidence T.
Incultural anthropologist Katherine Dettwyler wrote a book called " Breastfeeding: Bicultural Perspectives. Those she fell into conversation with regarded the behavior as "unnatural," even "perverted. Years earlier, anthropologist Clellan Ford and ethnologist Frank Beach conducted a study of cultures.
It has been suggested human female breast size may act as signal of fat reserves, which in turn indicates access to resources. Based on this perspective, two studies were conducted to test the hypothesis that men experiencing relative resource insecurity should perceive larger breast size as more physically attractive than men experiencing resource security. In Study 1, men from three sites in Malaysia varying in relative socioeconomic status high to low rated a series of animated figures varying in breast size for physical attractiveness. Results showed that men from the low socioeconomic context rated larger breasts as more attractive than did men from the medium socioeconomic context, who in turn perceived larger breasts as attractive than men from a high socioeconomic context.
Abstract: This manuscript discusses historical and contemporary cultural views of the female breast. It also considers implications of these views for female health and for use of this information by health educators. The breast is a secondary sexual organ, meaning that it is not involved in reproduction, hut the distinct curve of the female breast, its sensitivity to touch, and its role in suckling infants lend it an aesthetic and a functionality that are distinctly female.
The breast is one of two prominences located on the upper ventral region of the torso of primates. In females, it serves as the mammary glandwhich produces and secretes milk to feed infants. At pubertyestrogensin conjunction with growth hormonecause breast development in female humans and to a much lesser extent in other primates.