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My Journey With Fillers Began When I was 18. By My 20s, My Face Was Permanently Scarred From Cosmetic Procedures.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) isn’t vanity. It’s self-torture, and it’s socially condoned.

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What Is Body Dysmorphia (BDD)?

If you’re obsessively thinking about and trying to correct a part of your body, you may have body dysmorphic disorder

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Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

While experiences with self-objectification lead both women and men to focus on their appearance, women tend to face many more negative consequences

Melissa Blake, 2020

Why I’m Speaking Up About Toxic Beauty Standards

As a disabled woman, I was taught that I could never be beautiful — and that’s a problem

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What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Made famous by social media influencers, vaginal rejuvenation can be used to correct common medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones

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What’s Hot About Menopause? Sex!

The big change can be a big plus in the bedroom

Sena Agawu

My Breast Reduction Gave Me My Life Back

Large breasts restricted my lifestyle and caused physical discomfort. At 25, I knew surgery was the answer.

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Thinking About Getting a Tummy Tuck? What to Know Before Going Under the Knife.

A tummy tuck can help your abdomen look firmer, but it's not a complete weight loss overhaul

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Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years

Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image

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Considering Plastic Surgery? Here’s What You Should Know.

A look into common surgeries for women, how to ease into a cosmetic change and what to look for in a surgeon

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How Sarah Baartman’s Hips Went From a Symbol of Exploitation to a Source of Empowerment for Black Women

In the 1800s, Sarah Baartman was an African woman who was paraded around Europe, where spectators jeered at her large buttocks

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8 Ways to Manage Body Image Anxiety After Lockdown

Engaging with people who accept and appreciate your body as it is can help you feel more at peace with how you look

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