The health consequences of body shaming women

Our NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Clinical Psychologist was featured in an ABC Life article addressing how a lack of body confidence and comfort can inhibit women from seeking vital healthcare! From a young age, women are taught to be ashamed of normal bodily functions such as menstruation and so they may not approach their doctors when they are suffering. The article calls for the normalisation of women’s bodies and an open conversation on the topic. Dr Sharp recommends taking a body appreciation stance – thinking about the amazing functions your body fulfils every day.

Here is the full article:

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