The body image in gender orientation disturbances fredericka f freytag home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you . Sexual orientation and body image dysmorphia beth brunner introduction recent research has concluded that sexual orientation in both men and women may play a significant role in the feelings of dissatisfaction of ones physical appearance and the development and onset of disordered eating habits. Based on the findings from these original papers this research topic aims to provide important insights into the impact of gender gender identification and sexual orientation on the development and maintenance of positive body image and body image disturbance and its clinical manifestations such as eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. 2002 body image dissatisfaction gender differences in eating attitudes self esteem and reasons for exercise the journal of psychology 1366 581 596 8 siever m d 1994 sexual orientation and gender as factors in socioculturally acquired vulnerability to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. Abstract gender incongruence gender dysphoria and many eating and weight disorders share a troubling body uneasiness gender nonconformities were considered to be diseases in particular mental disorders till the last decades of the twentieth century
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