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How Much Do You Know About Breasts?

Two D, or not two D? That is the question. Test your mammary with this quiz, and then head to Breasthealth.org to brush up on the crucial facts about breast health.

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    In the womb

    Breasts start to develop in utero for both sexes! That’s when the nipples are erected and the breast bud is planted.

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    34DD

    According to this 2013 survey, the average bra size of women in the U.S. is now a 34DD. Regardless of size, stay on top of your breast health!

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    Yes! They can!

    The vast majority of breast implants don’t mess with your milk ducts, so it’s totally fine to breastfeed!

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    Left

    Strange but true: The left breast is typically a little bigger! It’s actually super uncommon to have perfectly symmetrical breasts.

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    It's true!

    Indeed, you can! Results from a 2009 study indicated that some women have achieved orgasm from nipple stimulation. These lucky ladies’ brains are able to process genital and nipple stimulation in much the same way.

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    He might

    While less than 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses are in men, they are certainly not immune.

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    15%

    Women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15% higher risk of breast cancer than those who don’t drink at all. Experts estimate that the risk of breast cancer goes up another 10% for each additional drink women regularly have each day.

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    About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime — that’s a little more than 12%, and 1 out of 8 of your friends.

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    Research suggests that almost 50% of women believe breast cancer is primarily hereditary. However, in reality, only 5 to 10% of breast cancer diagnoses are genetic or hereditary.

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    Not true! There are things you can do to minimize breast cancer; eating well, exercising, and cutting back on alcohol are just a few examples.

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