• According to the Kaiser Family Foundation individuals ages 8-18 years old consume over 7.5 hours of media a day.
  • A study out of Pediatrics found that exposure to images in magazines strongly impacted girls perception of their weight and shape; 69% felt magazine pictures strongly influenced their idea of the perfect body and 47% wanted to lose weight because of the pictures. 
  • Approx. 50% of boys and girls age 6 – 12 years old are dissatisfied with their bodies.
  • A study reported in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence found that approx. 78% of 17 year-old girls are dissatisfied with their bodies.
  • Boys are only now being extensively included in body image research and therefore results range; approx. 15-50% of adolescent boys are dissatisfied with their bodies.
  • A survey by the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport found 2.8% of students in grade 6 or above had used anabolic steroids.         
  • The number of cosmetic procedures for women has increased over 471% from 1997.
  •  More than $13.5 billion was spent on cosmetic surgery for men and women in 2015.