People are getting pretty pissed off at Nars. The popular makeup brand is facing a wave of backlash, after it exposed that it started offering its products in China earlier this month – a country where animal testing is compulsory. Nars Makeup products experienced previously seriously promoted its cruelty-free procedures. Girls please stop supporting Benefit and other non-cruelty-free makeup brands!
As, too, exams on animals in China now. Sad to hear that Nars has decided to market in China, meaning that they will be testing on animals. That’s another makeup brand boycotted. For any vegan and cruelty-free makeup users on here, as is now a cruelty free brand and can start offering in China much longer! Basically, that means it will not stop animal testing any time in the future. You are wanted by us to learn that we hear you.
The global removal of animal screening needs to happen. We strongly think that product and ingredient security can be proven by non-animal methods, but we should comply with the neighborhood laws of the marketplaces in which we operate, including in China. We’ve made a decision to make NARS available in China because we feel it’s important to bring our vision of beauty and artistry to fans in your community.
NARS does not test on pets or ask others to do so on our behalf, except where required for legal reasons. NARS is committed and actively attempting to enhance alternate tests methods. We are proud to aid the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a globally recognized organization at the forefront of advancing non-animal methods in China and around the world. NARS is hopeful that together, we can work toward a cruelty-free world. However, customers left behind a slew of negative feedback on Nars’ Instagram post, with the majority saying that they “weren’t buying” Nars’ explanation.
However, even though funds can be found or people pay for their own treatment, many fertility doctors to withhold treatment for people of size. It’s not merely about saving money. Most tellingly, doctors do not refuse fertility treatments to other organizations (like old women) and require lower success rates. Only obese people are penalized like this.
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This is a kind of selective discrimination. If older women have access to fertility treatment, so should high BMI people. THINK ABOUT Weight Loss Before Fertility Treatment? One of the arguments for BMI limitations in fertility treatment is that losing weight first improves results. Some research does suggest higher rates of ovulation in obese women with PCOS who lose weight before fertility treatment.
This is the reason why many doctors require that high BMI people lose weight before treatment is allowed. They body a low-cost treatment like this will probably be worth trying before resorting to high-cost ones. That is a logical argument. However, while weight reduction may improve ovulation and pregnancy rates, does it really lead to more babies? What is most important is the ultimate outcome, i.e. live-birth rates? And not all studies agree that weight loss improves actual live-birth rates. A report in infertility clinics across several Nordic countries found statistically similar live-birth rates among obese women (BMI 30-35) who were subjected to a very-low-calorie liquid diet for a few months before In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Another study discovered that a rigorous weight loss treatment before IVF actually resulted in reduced IVF success. A follow-up of this study found that the lifestyle treatment in anovulatory women resulted in more spontaneous conceptions but made no difference in live delivery rates. The benefits of weight loss before fertility treatment are combined.
While some individuals of size do find increased success with spontaneous conception with a moderate weight loss, other folks of size do not. To blithely claim that a 5-10% weight loss is all it takes to get pregnant is insensitive and unrealistic. It may help some; for others it might be a waste of valuable time.
Weight loss can be wanted to larger women if they’re interested since it helps some achieve being pregnant, but the choice must be remaining up to them, not mandated. Furthermore, time is a complicating issue. If women put off pregnancy to pursue weight loss, these are losing some of their most fertile years. It can take quite a while to lose weight right down to required BMI cutoffs. Time lost and poor success of standard weight reduction strategies would jeopardize the chances of conception for most women. Surveys suggest that very few women in their 30s are prepared to hold off seeking fertility treatment to be able to pursue weight reduction.