According to a report in the Sunday Times today the number of teenagers having breast operations has increased by 150% in the last year. Doctors believe this is nearly all down to following celebrities.
The full report is rightly critical of this trend where once again society seems to be emphasising that you must have what it perceives as good looks to be able to feel good about yourself. For anyone working with young people it highlights the importace of building self esteem and positive body image and celebrating differences. As a Christian it reminds me of the importance of teaching young people about how God truly sees them.