By Laura Muhlheim
Transgender people represent an understudied and under-recognized group that experiences eating disorders at higher rates. The most comprehensive study to date found that transgender college students reported experiencing disordered eating at approximately four times the rate of their cisgender classmates.
By Theresa Gaffney
People with larger
bodies who struggle with eating disorders frequently face bias from the people
who are supposed to help them, according to experts. “If you are born into a
Saint Bernard body and you starve yourself, you’re not a whippet, you’re a
starved Saint Bernard”.
By Amber Schultz
A new study from Flinders University has found parents – mostly mothers – had to take an average of 70 days off work to care for their child throughout the duration of the illness, with 75 per cent of parents spending more than 21 hours a week on direct care.
Bite Back is a new book by Genevieve Mora, co-founder of Voices of Hope. It is a compassionate guide to navigating eating disorders, for those experiencing them and their loved ones, from someone who has been there. As well as sharing the insights from Gen's own lived experience and challenging stereotypes around eating disorders, Bite Back includes: