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Also relevant to this discussion are the consequences of the attitudes encouraged. It is not coincidence that the USA has ten times the teenage pregnancy rate of Denmark , one of the most body-accepting western countries. That pattern repeats across all the body-knowledge and body-shame relate indicators, everything from breast feeding and abortion to eating disorders. More hung up about the body, worse outcomes, often enormously so. The correlations are near perfect, the mechanisms well understood and the effects enormous but still the prejudice continues.
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Dec 10, 2011