Since they began campaigning against medical weight stigma, Asher gets several messages a day asking for advice about how to advocate for weight inclusive care. They soon began to notice a pattern.  Certain conditions that appeared to carry a great deal of stigma and shame.  Treatments that were being denied or ransomed in exchange for weight loss. Symptoms that tended to be overlooked or mismanaged by weight normative health professionals who believe that weight loss is the only treatment they should be prescribing to people with larger bodies.

So Asher decided to put together a monthly live interactive event that would focus on one particular topic that was frequently  raised by people experiencing medical weight stigma, and give folks the opportunity to ask questions and learn what to expect from their healthcare professionals. Each session begin with some basic information followed by a deep dive in to the research. It is then followed by a Q&A session. Whilst it is a live event, once you have registered you can ask questions in advance and then catch up at a time that suits you. 

 

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Do you want to catch up with a previous event?

“If you’ve got PCOS, chances are you’ve experienced A LOT of medical weight stigma in your lifetime. And it can feel like no one is listening and the only advice you ever get is “lose some weight”. 

We’re going to talk about the causes of PCOS, the symptoms, the long term consequences and the treatment. We’ll talk about how this condition SHOULD be managed compared to how it IS managed, and then we’ll discuss ways in which we can challenge weight stigma and advocate for weight inclusive care.”

“Who’s been told that excess weight on your joints causes arthritis and pain later on in life? Who’s been denied examinations, investigations, treatment or surgery until they lose weight?

We’re going to talk about the causes of joint pain, how to manage the symptoms without even thinking about weight loss, and how to navigate a healthcare system that fails people in larger bodies almost every single time. We’ll talk about how joint pain SHOULD be managed compared to how it IS managed, and how we can challenge weight stigma and advocate for weight inclusive care.” 

“Has a healthcare professional, family member or ‘concerned’ friend ever suggested weight loss surgery to you? Have you ever toyed with the idea yourself? Or are you now post surgery and trying to come to terms with the decision?

This session will cover the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, the long term consequences and the ethics of undertaking these procedures.” 

“Diabetes has always been a condition that scares me. Which is silly really, because it is one of the easiest to treat. There are a number of medications out there that can significantly improve your quality of life, which can’t be said for every chronic health condition.

The issue is that Diabetes has long been considered a result of “poor lifestyle choices”. And that is simply not OK. This session will cover the basics of diagnosis and management of T2DM, as well as delving into the many reasons why Diabetes care is riddled with anti fat bias.”