- Raising awareness of surgical decisions made with bias
- Striving for inclusive behaviours and policies
- Promoting diverse representation of women
- Challenging gender stereotypes Taking action for equality
Flat Friends’ survey published in 2021 found that 53% of women don’t feel informed of all the surgery options available to them after their mastectomy:
Less than a third of women (32%) are given information about going fully flat i.e. having the cancer-free breast removed to achieve symmetry, with only 11% offered it as an option.
92% of women denied surgery to go fully flat are dissatisfied with how they look in the mirror compared to 6% who were allowed.