France has become the first country to ban a type of breast implant that has been linked to a rare form of cancer.
The ban covers several models of the implants with a textured surface, which are produced by six manufacturers.
Those implants have been linked to a type of cancer that attacks the immune system.
Some 70,000 women are believed to have received the implants, out of an estimated 400,000 women who have had breast implants in France. Read more