Majority of women unhappy with their breast size

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Are women happy with their breast Size? Some say they have small breasts and some say they have a large breast. Generally a majority of women, according to a new survey, are not satisfied with the size of their breasts.

The Survey – Breast Size Satisfaction Survey – was conducted in 18,541 women in forty. The study has been published in Body Image journal. With the survey conducted in forty countries, this has become the largest ever survey in this regard.
The study was led by Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University and the survey was conducted by about 100 international experts.

In the survey, they found that 48 percent of women wanted to have larger breasts than they had. About 23 percent wanted smaller breasts. The survey says that only 29 per cent of women were satisfied with their breast size. The average age of women who participated in the survey was 34.

The Study noted: Women dissatisfied with their breast size were less likely to practice self-examination of their breasts, which is said to be needed for detecting changes and also needed for early detection of cancer. The study found that breast size dissatisfaction was associated with poor psychological well being, which included lower levels of self-esteem. It has also been said that women are dissatisfied with their breast size were likely to be dissatisfied with their overall appearance and weight.

It has been said in the survey that women in Japan, Brazil, Egypt, UK and China are the most dissatisfied of their breast size. Meanwhile, women in India, Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, and UK have the largest ideal breast size. It has also been said women in Japan, Philippines, Austria, Malaysia and Germany have the smallest ideal breast size.

Lead researcher Viren Swami said that it was a serious issue as it involves the physical as well as psychological well-being of women. He also said that their study showed that objectification of medium to large breasts was a global phenomenon now.
The study also found that dissatisfaction over breast size decreased with age. Older women have less pressure to attain or maintain breast size ideals. Breastfeeding encourage women to focus on its functional purpose rather than looking at them in aesthetic terms.

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