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Breaking The Stigma: It's Time To Talk About Body Image Issues For Men (VIDEO)

02/05/2014 16:11 | Updated 02 May 2014

Women have been struggling with body image disorders for a while, but it is only recently that men's experiences and anxieties have started to become the focus of conversations.

"Significant advances in awareness have been made in this short space of time to highlight the inequalities male sufferers face, but there's still a long way to go..."

According to recent figures, one in ten eating disorder sufferers are male but with the limited numbers of men who seek help, but Sam is skeptical about these figures.

As Jason Fierstein, a US-based licensed professional counsellor for men, explains, men are less likely to discuss body image hang ups and more likely to suffer in silence.

Bigorexia, the body image disorder which results in men obsessing about building muscle and having the perfect body , is also a serious issue. In recent years, MSN UK report than incidents have increased by 45%.

For more, watch the video above.

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