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Latest items for PHBP-DATA-1

Feb. 8, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-LAW-1, PHBP-DATA-1

"In the United States, where minors can get plastic surgery with parental consent, rhinoplasties account for about 50 percent of plastic surgeries performed on teenagers" (para 11).
Jan. 27, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Lizcano said an estimated 30 percent of Colombia’s plastic surgeries are performed on minors, a worrying trend in a country that has the fifth-largest plastic surgery industry in the world" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Excision is a very old practice and, according to DHS III, 94 per cent of Malian girls and women undergo it. The average age at which excision is performed has fallen from 6.3 years to 4.3 years" (36). According to Table 13, Percentage distribution of women who have undergone excision, as identified in the DHS II, III and IV surveys, on the basis of certain sociodemographic characteristics, the percentage during 2006 in Bamako was 92.6%, other cities was 72.2%, urban areas was 80.9%, and rural was 87.4% (36). "This table shows that there was a very slight decline in excision rates. This downturn is confirmed by the results of a ...more
June 8, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Anorexia affects between 30,000 to 40,000 people in France, 90% of whom are women" (para 8)
May 3, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

"Eating disorders remained a serious problem, especially among young women: among young people aged 19 to 24, 43% of women and about 14% of men were underweight" (10).
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"They did not have any quantitative data on eating disorders in Ukraine, or on plastic surgery." (4)
Jan. 1, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Let’s talk about Botox, baby. Plastic surgery is the most profitable industry in the U.S., and Botox is the No. 1 cosmetic treatment. Several million people have Botulinum Toxin injected into their facial muscles in order to paralyze them and conceal the appearance of wrinkles, which must be repeated every 3-6 months. About 92 percent of those who get Botox are women. The next most popular procedures were all also for 'anti-aging,' including soft tissue fillers, hyaluronic acid and chemical peels" (para 10). "That’s why, in just the last 15 or so years, there has been a 446 percent increase in cosmetic procedures in the U.S., which raked in $12 ...more
Sept. 23, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“Suicide Prevention Australia has also drawn attention to a doubling in the rate of self-harm among young women in little more than a decade” (para 2). “’In the paper we show that there has been a 50 per cent increase in young women presenting with self-harm injuries’” (para 22)
July 16, 2015, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern (see CEDAW/C/CUB/CO/6, para. 15) that the Federation of Cuban Women, designed as the national machinery for the advancement of women, has the status of a non-governmental organization and does not receive funding from the State party, which limits its effective functioning in promoting women’s enjoyment of their rights as well as gender equality. The Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet established State machinery for the advancement of women with sufficient authority and adequate human and financial resources from the State budget to effectively promote the implementation of the Convention" (page 4).
Dec. 11, 2014, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"The Observatory of Maternal Mortality (OMM) was formed in 2010 between different actors working on maternal health in Mexico. These actors included civil society organisations4, public institutions (such as the National Women’s Institute and the National Institute of Public Health) and research institutes. Technical and financial support was received from United Nations agencies and other international donors.5 The main objective of the OMM is to contribute to reducing maternal mortality in Mexico" (2)
Sept. 24, 2012, 9:06 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"In its most recent global survey, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) revealed that China's plastic surgery operations amounted to more than 3.4 million cases from 2009 to 2010. Of them, a mere 1.8 million cases were surgical operations and the rest were non-surgical cosmetic procedures" (para 4). "By the end of 2011, mainland China had 34,000 or more cosmetic surgery institutions including beauty salons, clinics, comprehensive plastic surgery departments and hospitals" (para 22). "According to relevant findings, college students have become the second largest group of cosmetic surgery customers in China. About 60% underwent cosmetic procedures to enhance their job prospects" (para 32)
June 30, 2012, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Korea ranked the second place behind Hungary, recording 133 surgical cosmetic procedures per 10,000 people. Korea also ranked seventh in surgical cosmetic procedures performed per year in 2010, showing a considerably high rate against its population. Since the 21st century, the cosmetic surgery industry has rapidly grown along with the industrialization of the medical industry, advertisements and media. And in recent years, cosmetic surgery has become a commonplace procedure that anyone can do. Furthermore, the cosmetic procedure market outside the official medical market (simple cosmetic procedures provided by institutions unauthorized to perform medical practices or by persons other than medical personnel, ...more
Feb. 4, 2012, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"SEOUL — With a blue pen, Dr. Seo Young-tae drew arches on Chang Hyang-sook’s eyelids, marking where to cut and stitch to create a new fold to make her eyes look larger and rounder. It is an operation so common here that most women on Seoul streets seem to have a double fold, though only one of every five Koreans is born with one" (para 1). "Cosmetic surgery is not covered by national health insurance, making it difficult to determine the exact size of the industry. A survey last year by the Seoul city government found that 31.5 percent of residents 15 or older were willing to undergo surgery to ...more
Sept. 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"No, there aren’t any specific sanctions or regulations against harmful beauty practices."
April 27, 2010, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

“Spring Clinic, for example, set up state-of-the-art facilities imported from Japan in its 9,000-square-foot clinic, which includes an operating room that eliminates dust and static electricity. According to Wang Kuan-chung, superintendent of Spring Clinic, the most popular service is the so-called lunchtime cosmetology, which offers a short treatment time and quick recovery and allows clients to go back to work in the afternoon. "Most of our clients prefer nonsurgical treatments, such as Botox injections or face peels and other treatments to eliminate wrinkles and give the skin a fresher, healthier look," he says. The clinic also helps clients reshape their natural appearance through surgical procedures. The sources of dissatisfaction seem ...more
Jan. 9, 2010, 3:15 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Jan. 9, 2010, 3:05 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:59 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:48 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:32 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:29 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

We conducted a study with 360 patients, 11-76 years old, 97 of whom were women. 56% were deficient in Vitamin D. Among women, however, 15% extremely deficient (3 nanograms/mL) and 66% were moderately deficient (3-19 nanograms/mL).
Oct. 14, 2009, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“At some levels of society, Chinese women are still willing to endure pain to conform to an ideal of beauty. Cosmetic surgery outfits are now big business - in 2003, for instance, the Ninth People's hospital in Shanghai performed an industrious 70 cosmetic operations a day. A particular regional favourite is eyelid reconstruction, a 30-minute operation where an extra crease is sewn into the eyelid above the eye, giving a more western countenance. Nowadays women are choosing cosmetic surgery for themselves, whereas no six-year-old ever asked to have her feet bound. But when, as in November 2003, a newspaper runs a competition to find "the ugliest girl in Shanghai", it ...more
Sept. 16, 2009, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“In a questionnaire conducted by ANADiva of 65 Lebanese women between the age of 21 and 38, 46 said they would go under the knife in order to “look sexy.” With billboards, television adverts and pop stars offering a narrow, airbrushed image of beauty, “women are striving to look like an ideal that doesn’t exist, an ideal that has been digitally created,” Bou Jaoude said. She cited statistics showing that the average individual comes across 600-625 images of women that have been digitally enhanced. Bombarded with images of perfection from a young age, Bou Jaoude said it wasn’t surprising so many Lebanese women contemplated plastic surgery. As the ANAdiva campaign ...more
July 21, 2009, 9:25 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

"Cynthia M. Bulik, director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said her clinic used to have about one older patient at a time. Now, she said, about half the inpatients are midlife women. And the executive director of the Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs in Wickenburg, Ariz., Edward J. Cumella, said that clinic had had a 400 percent increase in admissions of patients 40 and older since the late 1990s"
July 21, 2009, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

"But experts say that in the past 10 years they are treating an increasing number of women over 30 who are starving themselves, abusing laxatives, exercising to dangerous extremes and engaging in all of the self-destructive activities that had, for so long, been considered teenage behaviors"
May 20, 2009, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"Some parents have agreed to let their daughters undergo plastic surgery in order to become sexier or more attractive. Over 77,000 invasive surgical procedures were performed on teens 18 years old and younger in 2005, a 15% increase since 2000 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006a). Minors cannot obtain such surgery unless their parents consent; parents typically finance the surgery, as well. Because these procedures are expensive (and generally not covered by health insurance), only girls from upper-middle-class or wealthy families are likely to have access to them" (16)
March 18, 2009, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"A survey of 48 returned Mongolian female victims who were trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation revealed that new female trafficking victims are deprived of food, are forced to take drugs to cause weight loss, and in some instances, are forced to have breast enlargement surgery and plastic surgery on their eye lids"(2).
April 29, 2008, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

oyer said she was focusing on women's health, though the bill applies to models of both sexes. The French Health Ministry says most of the 30,000 to 40,000 people with anorexia in France are women.
March 5, 2008, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"one out of two Jordanian young people would like to lose or gain some weight. Young women were more concerned about their weight than young men" (70).
Feb. 21, 2008, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-DATA-1

Force-feeding ("le gavage") is a practice in Mauritania which consists of forcing young girls to eat large quantities of food so that they will become fat. This helps increase their beauty and emphasizes the richness of the family. It also helps with marriage prospects. 22% of women in Mauritania suffered under this practice - it is essentially practiced among the Arab population. For 3/4 of women, the age when the force-feeding begins is between 6-11, while for 38% of women it is between 12-24 months. 2 out of 5 women declared that force-feeding presents no advantage, while 40% surveyed state that it makes women beautiful, and 27% state that it ...more