Study shows: majority of women with breast size unhappy

The majority of women are unhappy with the size of your Breasts – with potentially negative consequences for the health and mental well-being. An international team of researchers writes in the journal “Body Image”.

Therefore, from a global perspective, almost half (48 percent) would have a width of the women like to have a larger upper. Almost a quarter (23 per cent) had smaller Breasts prefer. Approximately every third woman with her Tits pleased.

Time for a change

In order to address the widespread dissatisfaction, need for social and political initiatives, the “Patriarchal structures of questioning that establish the value of women to their physical appearance”, – stated in the study.

For the investigation of more than 18,500 women in 40 countries were interviewed.

The average age was 34 years. In Germany, nearly 400 women were surveyed: 54 percent would like to have a larger breast, 20 percent are a smaller, 26 percent satisfied.

Self-care for breast cancer remains

As worrying, the researchers assessed that with your breast size dissatisfied women also information, less to changes in your breast tissue to keys.

“Breast cancer is the form of cancer worldwide, most frequently in women in death and the low survival rate is associated with a low perception of their own Breasts, in conjunction,” said the chief scientist viruses Swami of the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, of a communication according to.

Also the General well-being and the satisfaction with the own Outer was at this women less.

Your own perception is country dependent

The ideas about the ideal breast size differ according to the study, from country to country. Women in India, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom defined the ideal breast to be the biggest in international comparison.

In Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Austria, and Malaysia, in contrast, comparatively smaller Breasts were referred to as desirable. Overall, the study point out that the Ideal of a medium to large bust is now a world-wide phenomenon, – stated in the message.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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