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Take The Cake: 7 Tips For Medical Self-Advocacy As A Fat Person

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Humane, proper medical care should be something all people — regardless of status — have access to. Here are tips for medical self-advocacy for fat people.

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When You’ve Been Fat-Shamed By Your Doctor

Being fat-shamed by your doctor is not okay and yet many people feel as if they must accept this substandard care.

Being fat-shamed by your doctor is not okay and yet many people feel as if they must accept this substandard care. We are mistreated and misdiagnosed!

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My Doctor Body Shamed Me And Lied To Me About The Tests She Ran

I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. It's no surprise that my doctor body shamed me.

I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. My doctor body shamed me and lied to me about tests she ran.

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The War On Obesity – Dead Or Alive

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In the face of funding shortages, Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, as well as smokers, will be barred from most surgery for up to a year. But don’t fool yourself, this isn’t about health, or healthy behaviors – this is about money, and it’s about the people in charge deciding whose blatant oppression the general citizenry will tolerate. Years of campaigns suggesting that it’s fine for people to stereotype fat people and blame us for their problems have led to a situation where people are comfortable with us being denied the same medical care that they receive. And that should horrify you.

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We Probably Don't Need Yearly Pelvic Exams, According To Science

"ACO reviewed 60 years of research and found no compelling evidence that routine exams serves catch cancer or other conditions in asymptomatic patients." Image: Thinkstock

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been getting annual pelvic exams since you were a teenager. You did this because conventional wisdom told you that you needed a Pap smear and a physical exam to keep your vagina and uterus up and running. Also, your doctor probably held your birth control prescription hostage every year until you came in to get checked out.

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11 Questions I Asked Myself During My First STD Scare

It's going to be OK! #STDAwareness month. Image: Thinkstock.

For some of us, our first real taste of adulthood comes from sitting alone in a clinic, waiting to get our ding-dongs tested.

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11 Questions I Asked Myself During My First STD Scare

It's going to be OK! #STDAwareness month. Image: Thinkstock.

For some of us, our first real taste of adulthood comes from sitting alone in a clinic, waiting to get our ding-dongs tested.

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An Apology To The Doctor Who Was An A**hole About My Eating Disorder

Watch your words.

Show up to work. Know your shit. Watch your words. Use a filter when words come out of your mouth. Show a little compassion. Wash your hands. Know people's names. Look at their medical records. And pay attention to cause for concern.

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Kelly Egan: Lifestyle Blogger

Pediatrician by day, blogger by night.

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Hospital Truths: The Good, The Bad, The Terrifying

"Germs are everywhere. Arm yourself with either a bottle of hand sanitizer or, to be extra safe, just straight bleach."

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