Body image difficulties
Although this is not something unique to women, there is a gendered pattern of people who suffer from conditions that relate to body image.
Eating disorders, self-harm, and body dysmorphia are more common in women than they are in men. The causes of these conditions are often different compared to men.
Body image issues can be very detrimental to a woman’s confidence and emotional wellbeing. Low self-esteem and poor body image are imposed by marketers through advertisements and often result in risky weight loss strategies and mental health disorders like depression.