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Self esteem  
http://www.ayn.ca/health/en/wellness/wellness_self_esteem.asp

Descibes what self-esteem is, how a person with high-esteem generally feels, how a person with low self-esteem generally feels, and how to help improve children's self-esteem.

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Published: 2000
Self image  
http://www.ayn.ca/health/en/wellness/wellness_self_esteem_2.asp

Discusses self-image, what causes positive and negative self images, and the negative consequences a negative self image may have. Emphasizes that individuals often have a negative self image at some point in their lives.

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Published: 2000
Let's talk about self esteem  
http://www.ayn.ca/health/en/wellness/wellness_self_esteem.asp

Talks about different issues surrounding self esteem, self image and body image.

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Published: 2000
BodyWise handbook

Provides fact sheets and resource lists designed to help health care providers and school personnel to detect eating disorders among adolescents and provide suggestions for promoting positive body image and healthy eating behaviors.

Cigarette smoking and young women's presentation of self  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/tobacco/pdf/youngpresenattion.pdf

Explores the role and impact of smoking on self-presentation behaviours of young women, particularly in there relation to body image and self-conception.

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Published: 2000
Report of the APA task force on the sexualization of girls  
http://www.apa.org/pi/wpo/sexualization.html
Looks at the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media, and explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image. Also has a section on what parents can do. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Research review of body image programs: an overview of body image dissatisfaction prevention interventions  
http://www.health.vic.gov.au/healthpromotion/downloads/research_review.pdf
Reviews the literature on body image highlighting the relationship between body image, self esteem, mental health, weight, and eating disorders. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Looking queer: body image and identity in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities
Contains research, first-hand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession.
Published: 1998
Breasts: the women's perspective on an American obsession
Describes and explores breast fetish, defined as a culturally constructed obsession deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality.
Published: 1998
Helping your daughter to have a healthy body image  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40786
Discusses what it means to have a negative body image, and how parents can help their daughters have and maintain a healthy body image. (See Details)
Published: 2005