A recent article on CBS News.com discusses this issue about an ABC affiliate station in D.C. that aired a segment showing a woman doing a self breast exam and did not blur out the boobs. Check out the video here. It also noted in the article that the station was airing the segments during fall sweeps week. I found that interesting and couldn't help but wonder as many others whether the station is airing the segments for shock value to enhance ratings. Of course they say that is not true. What they do say is that the motivation behind the segment stemmed from learning through research that the majority of women don't know how to do these exams. But I personally question that as there are so many other ways for women to gain knowledge about doing self exams without showing a young woman's bare boobs during the 5 o'clock news.
Have you heard about this segment? What do you think? Do you wonder if it is a ratings stunt? When did you first learn how to do your breast self exams?