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In the spotlight

Men speaking out about how they look and how their appearance affects their mental health and self-esteem is still relatively rare. As a charity supporting anyone with a visible difference we are certainly all too well aware that we see far fewer men than women – currently about 2 in 10 of our clients at Changing Faces are men. We are hopeful that this is starting to change but our recent research highlighted that there is still a long way to go.

Our survey, conducted by Savanta ComRes, of over 1,000 men with a visible difference, such as a mark or scar, highlights how men with a visible difference are contending with a double challenge; handling the reactions of others, and living in a society where talking about appearance is still more acceptable for women than men.

Dermatology in practice 2020; 26(4): 106–107
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