A woman may have a worsening of an eating disorder if her male partner watches pornography.

Patient: woman with an eating disorder who is in a relationship with a male partner


Risk factors related to the male partner:

(1) The male says that the woman is overweight.

(2) The man prefers pornography to having sex with her.


Risk factors related to the woman:

(1) The woman perceives herself as being overweight.

(2) The woman wants to make herself more attractive so that she will be valued and loved.

(3) The woman has a low self-esteem and disordered body image.


The more risk factors that are present the greater the risk of a worsening of an eating disorder.

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