For Rugieyatu Bhonopha and Jenny Mitchell, two young American women, hopes to have children were shattered when they were diagnosed with uterine cancer. They had to undergo hysterectomies -- partial or complete removal of the uterus, NBC News reported.
Bhonopha and Mitchell are among the four women who sued L’Oréal and others after a study emerged last month linking hair-straightening products to increased risk of uterine cancer.
Both used products to straighten their hair, feeling pressured to do so because of professional and societal expectations.
The plaintiffs say the products did not come with any warnings, leaving them in the dark about their hazards.