News | Topic: Body Image

Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery

Certain surgeons can thank social media for the rapid increase in spending on cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a new study from a British think-tank, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which echoes similar studies in the U.S.

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Boy Beauty

Makeup brands make history by hiring male ambassadors.

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Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Breast Enlargement Advert is Banned in England Because It ‘Could Cause Harm to Teenagers’

The TV promotion featured 21-year-old fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft talking about her dislike of her body before having a boob job. The Advertising Standards Agency said it was concerned that the advert’s focus might encourage younger viewers to think about their own body insecurities.

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Planned Parenthood Distributing Sex Change Hormones Without Assessment of Mental Health Professional

Planned Parenthood has begun distributing hormone treatments for transgender individuals in 10 states. The hormones can be acquired by a patient merely through “consent for services”, but the World Professional Association for Transgender Health says that anyone seeking a sex change should first be examined by a mental health professional to assess clients’ gender dysphoria.

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How To Deal With Adolescent Girls (And Their Parents) Who Think Their Genitals Look Weird

The reasons for adolescent girls’ increased interest and dissatisfaction in their appearance “down there” isn’t clear, but theories include the availability of images of genitalia on the Internet and the “idealization of the body, that there is one perfect body.”

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Why Are More and More Teen Girls Getting Cosmetic Genital Surgery?

An increasing number of American teen girls are asking their doctors for cosmetic genital surgery, according to a new paper from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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