U. of Louisville Med School Online Seminar Discusses ‘Impact of Body Terrorism on Fat LGBTQ+ People’
The seminar “aims to identify ‘best practices to reduce the harm experienced by fat LGBTQ+ patients in healthcare settings.'”
Now they’ve declared war on the Body Mass Index. You know, being fat is just as unhealthy as being super skinny.
From The College Fix:
What are future doctors learning about in med school? Well, at the University of Louisville they’re learning about “the oppressive history of the Body Mass Index (BMI) within the medical industrial complex.”
But wait, there’s more.
Those who sign up for Thursday’s online seminar will also discuss “the impact of body terrorism on fat LGBTQ+ people.”
The event is titled “The Intersection of Fatphobia and LGBTQ+ Health.” It aims to identify “best practices to reduce the harm experienced by fat LGBTQ+ patients in healthcare settings,” according to organizers.
Continuing education academic credits will also be offered for doctors, nurses and those in the social work and psychology fields who attend, according to the LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series’ website.
The fatphobia event will be facilitated by “Goldie (they/them),” but no last name or bio is given on the website. Upcoming topics in this series also include “An In-Depth Look at Gender Affirming Hormone Care” in October and the “Impact of Racism on LGBTQ+ Health & Healthcare” in November.
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