A few weeks ago a friend called me to share what she deemed to be very disturbing news. Throughout the fall, our staff and volunteers will work with hundreds of pre-teen girls to encourage self-confidence, positive body image, and an appreciation of health and fitness. The study , which was published earlier this year in the Journal of Eating Disorders, surveyed over women between the ages of 18 and Participants reported on a variety of measures including age, weight, body satisfaction, engagement in fat talk and old talk, and eating disorder behavior. The researchers found that, while younger women tend to bash their bodies through fat talk, older women engage in similar negativity through old talk. Such body dissatisfaction — be it due to weight, age, or both — is associated with a variety of physical and emotional health problems, including low self-esteem, depression, and eating disorders.
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“Do I Look OLD In This?” The Role of Old Talk In Our Work with Young Women - YWCA USA
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Eternal Mothers or Flexible Housewives? Middle-aged Chinese Married Women in Hong Kong
The psychological health of female sex workers FSWs has emerged as a major public health concern in many low- and middle-income countries LMICs. Key risk factors include poverty, low education, violence, alcohol and drug use, human immunodeficiency virus HIV , and stigma and discrimination. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to quantify the prevalence of mental health problems among FSWs in LMICs, and to examine associations with common risk factors.