Porn & Social media fuelling anxiety over genital appearance in young women, research finds

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New research finds social media and pornography are fuelling significant shame and anxiety around genital appearance amongst young women in Australia. 

The survey conducted by Women’s health Victoria and Yougov found almost one quarter of women aged 18-24 feel anxious, embarrassed or unhappy about the appearance of their labia.

Published today to mark the 10th anniversary of Women’s Health Victoria’s groundbreaking Labia Library health site, the Real Bodies: Understanding and Celebrating Labia Diversity report includes a survey of more than 1,000 respondents in Australia with labia, aged between 18 and 50.

For more information, visit whv.org.au

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