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MPs launch inquiry into the health impact of negative body image

2 December 2021

MPs will examine the relationship between people’s perception of their body image and their physical and mental health. 

They will consider how far people’s perception of body image can hinder access to NHS services and whether NHS training and Government messaging should be altered.  

The Committee will also explore the extent to which people who have negative body image are drawn to cosmetic procedure, and whether there is enough support, advice, and regulation in place to ensure patient safety. The inquiry builds on the work of a report from the Women and Equalities Committee which found that 61% of adults and 66% of children feel negative or very negative about their body image most of the time. 

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