It’s no secret more Australians are obese than in generations past, and with our expanding waistlines has come an increase in interventions to try and control that weight. But many more women than men are going under the knife as a treatment.
This imbalance raises questions. Are more women feeling greater social pressure to be thin than men? Or is the mismatch because women visit doctors more regularly than men, meaning men are missing opportunities to be referred on to surgery?
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