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Very true and very fucked up indeed. I’ve been lucky in that my family doctor has literally never brought up my weight as a “risk factor” in any way shape or form. I’ve had other doctors/specialists bring it up, even my old psychiatrist resorted to fat-shaming, but I was prepared each time for that to happen and was able to rationalize why their “concern” was misguided. It really is telling, how obesity phobia can be so detrimental to providing proper healthcare and guidance that is not based on weight but based on what is ACTUALLY going on.
For a dose of reality, definitely check out the “doctors” tag on This Is Thin Privilege. (Trigger warning for some serious fat shaming and discrimination.)