Body image

Body image

Sexy girls: too much too soon?

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English
Translated Title: 
Des filles trop sexy, trop tôt?
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Lyba Spring
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Explores the issue of hypersexualization (also knowns as "sexualization") of young girls. Examines the evidence about hypersexualization's effects on girls and their sexual development. Discusses whether or not there is cause for alarm about marketing practices that target young girls with sexually suggestive images and products. Suggests how parents can deal with possible negative effects of these practices on their children.

Body Weight

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
The Source

Summarizes how overweight and obesity affect women by looking at sex, gender and diversity. Also critiques the BMI as an accurate measure of overweight and obesity.

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Available online.

Book Review - I Feel Great About My Hands

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Network Magazine, 2012
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Review of the book I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging by Shari Graydon, Douglas & McIntyre Press, 2011. 

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Available online only.

"Talking Back" project

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
New View Campaign
Publication Date: 
2010

A website project that challenges the promotion of of cosmetic genital surgeries for women. It presents quotes and photos from websites of prominent doctors who advertise these surgeries (removing parts of the internal or external labia, injecting collagen into the vagina, removing tissue from the clitoris or hood of the clitoris, etc.) by showing before-and-after photos and providing enthusiastic but scientifically unsupported booster comments. 

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Order Information: 
Available online.

To Shave or not to Shave: We're not talking legs and underarms - we're talking pubic hair

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English
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Online
Author: 
Toronto Public Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Information sheet explaining what can happen when shaving pubic hair.

4 Girls Only

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Manitoba Status of Women
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A guide for girls and a journal that goes with it.  Talks about body image, bullying, self esteem, relationships, puberty, etc.

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Contact the Manitoba Status of Women to order a copy. Also available online.

Casting light: campaign takes on women's body image and the media

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Signy Gerrard
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article examines the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's new public service campaign which puts pressure on the industries that create and distribute the unrealistic ultra-thin images of womoen.

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Contact office for copy. Also available online
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Report of the APA task force on the sexualization of girls

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 
2007

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.

Young Canadian Aboriginal women's feelings about their bodies

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English
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Paper
Online
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Tara-Leigh Fleming
Kent C Kowalski
Publisher: 
Research Update
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Describes five major themes emerging from a study on the body image of young Canadian Aboriginal women. Includes suggestions for further directions of research.

Women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Christina Martens (ed.)
Publisher: 
Visions Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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