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7 Helpful Facts For Teen Girls

Body Image

Teenagers are increasingly expressing dissatisfaction with their bodies, although more often than not they are properly proportioned. Much of the blame is being directed at media for portraying idealized body images that are unrealistic for most people. This idealized body image among young women — and increasingly for young men, as well — is leading to an increase in the number of teenagers with eating disorders. However, eating disorders are not just a preoccupation with food, dieting and weight. They are serious mental disorders that can have serious consequences. Two disorders are bulimia and anorexia nervosa.