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#FridayFacts - Male Eating Disorders

#FridayFacts

Men and boys and anyone identifying with other genders experience eating disorders and disordered eating too.
 
We really need to stop leaving out non-females and other genders from the conversation. Why? Because to do so means we are discriminating against others, developing 'female-friendly' services only and perpetuating a very biased and unrepresentative picture of eating disorders. This means lots of people are don't have their voice heard and don't receive support and understanding.
 
Here at Talking EDs, we see males and those identifying with other genders, of all ages and backgrounds who experience a range of eating disorders and disordered eating.
 
As humans, we all eat after all. So why wouldn't eating disorder/disordered eating affect non-females and those identifying with other genders. I personally find it puzzling why so many people are left our of the eating disorders/disordered eating conversation.
 
Eating disorders do not discriminate. They creep upon anyone – male or female – of any age or background. Eating disorders don’t care whose life they destroy.
You are not alone. Please reach out and share what you are going through with someone else. We are here too, if you are looking for some professional support.
 
Best wishes,
 
Alexandra
support@eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk
 

 

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