Breast Binding: the painful truth

From the larger “Binding Health Project“ study, the figures were even worse. 97% reported some sort of health problems, with ¾ experiencing skin problems and/or pain of some sort:

76% reported skin problems

54% reported back pain

54% reported overheating

49% reported chest pain

47% reported shortness of breath

45% had itching

3% reported rib fractures

Although most symptoms were obvious in the first year of binding, pain increased over the next few years, peaking at 5 years of binding, while some problems occurred later – specifically skin problems and rib fractures could occur some years into binding.

There is no safe limit, and no safe method, of breast binding. Binding your chest is bad for your health and should not be encouraged.

womensrights Breast Binding: the painful truth