This is the Weight and Healthcare newsletter! If you like what you are reading, please consider subscribing and/or sharing! I don’t do a lot of guest posts here, but as I was reading Rachel Fox’s excellent piece “An Open Letter to the Well-Intentioned Medical Students Who Want to Do a Capstone Project on Weight Stigma and Email Me Asking For Advice” I knew I wanted to share it here. I reached out to Rachel who kindly agreed and here we are.
Soooooo good and so needed. I wish this was required reading for every single person in medical now and forever..
I love this so much. I live for the day doctors use their privilege to fight oppression and reject diet-industry-sponsored education.
Thank you for sharing I keep reading about the systemic fat bias in the medical community that begins in med school, but I see few concrete examples of what this looks like. Where and how does this bias begin? Is it solely based in the BMI?