Did you know… In the United States 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder And did you know… 15 – 20 % of eating disorders are seen in males But did you know… Even men 42%though of mengay with an make eatingup onlydisorder 5% of the male population identify as gay This overrepresentation can be the result of the emphasis on body image in gay culture Gay men are more likely to sexually objectify their bodies than heterosexual men and lesbian women And internalized homophobia may constitute for low self-esteem associated with an eating disorder 56% of homosexual men say they are dissatisfied with their bodies What can we do? More research to identify the differences in eating disorders between men and women And treatment options designed specifically for men in this culture Clinicians need to learn to recognize the signs And we need to recognize the signs And within each Within ourselves other Bibliography Dilts, Jason. "Eating Disorders: The Gay Connection." The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide 18.4 (2011): 23. 1 July 2011. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. Feldman, Matthew B., PhD, and Ilan H. Meyer, PhD. "Eating Disorders in Diverse Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations." International Journal of Eating Disorders 40.3 (2007): 218-26. Wiley Online Library. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. Gibson, Rachel. "Study Links Gays, Eating Disorders." The Age [Melbourne, Australia] 26 July 1999, late ed., News sec.: 4. LexisNexis Academic. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. Jackson, Catherine, DO. "Exploration of Factors Associated with Eating Disorders in Gay Men." (2008): n. pag. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. 14 Dec. 2013. Siconolfi, Daniel, and Halkitis N. Perry. "Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorders in a Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men." International Journal of Men's Health 8.3 (2009): 254-64. ProQuest. Men's Studies Press, Fall 2009. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.