The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Sexual Violence

February 2022

An article from NSVRC

“Like sexual violence, all forms of disordered eating (such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder) can affect anyone at any age. Also like sexual harassment, assault, and abuse, it is critical to combat the stigma, silence, and shame around eating disorders by bringing these issues into the light, acknowledging they are widespread, and uplifting that no one should have to struggle alone.  In honor of  National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we’re talking about the intersection of these two critical issues to help illuminate the reality that survivors of trauma including sexual harassment, assault, and abuse are more likely to struggle with eating disorders and other forms of disordered eating.”

Read the full article here