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2022 Sep 08

Int J Behav Med

“My body…tends to betray me sometimes”: a Qualitative Analysis of Affective and Perceptual Body Image in Individuals Living with Endometriosis.


Endometriosis is a chronic reproductive disease manifesting in physical symptoms including pain, abdominal swelling, altered bowel and bladder function, and fatigue. These symptoms potentially threaten body image regarding subjective perceptions of functional, appearance, and sensory aspects of one's body. The aim of this study was to qualitatively understand how endometriosis impacts on affective and perceptual aspects of body image.