stigma

 Scarlet Alliance

For sex workers, legal, cultural and social discourse is characterised by prurience, titillation, outrage and disgust – all the hallmarks of stigma, writes Zahra Zsuzsanna Stardust.

cancer patient

People with cancer are exposed to many, often misrepresented, ideas about cancer that can induce stress and even shame, write Alexandra Gibson, Alex Broom and Zarnie Lwin.

27 Weight Stigma 1

Overweight people experience much more stigma in their daily lives than previously realised, with parents, friends and partners a common source of negative comments, research shows.

Weight loss Vartanian2

Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.

Bipolar inside

One in three people with a strong family history of bipolar disorder is reluctant to have children due to the hereditary nature of the illness and its perceived social stigma, new research from UNSW has found.

One in three people with a strong family history of bipolar disorder is reluctant to have children due to the hereditary nature of the illness and its perceived social stigma, new research from UNSW has found.