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Editorial, Androl Gynecol Curr Res Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Call To Arms: Recognizing and Eliminating Bias Against Overweight and Obese Women in Women’s Health Care

Steven R Lindheim1,3*, Stephanie Welsh1, Nan Jiang1 and Leah D Whigham2
1Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton OH 45409, USA
2Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living, El Paso, TX, USA
Corresponding author : Steven R Lindheim
128 Apple Street, Suite 3800 Weber CHE, Dayton, OH, USA 45409
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Received: April 06, 2015 Accepted: April 10, 2015 Published: April 13, 2015
Citation: Lindheim SR, Welsh S, Jiang N, Whigham LD (2015) Call To Arms: Recognizing and Eliminating Bias Against Overweight and Obese Women in Women’s Health Care. Androl Gynecol: Curr Res 3:2. doi:10.4172/2327-4360.1000e110

Abstract

Call To Arms: Recognizing and Eliminating Bias Against Overweight and Obese Women in Women’s Health Care

One of my worst experiences as an overweight person was to have a doctor refuse to do a gynecological exam because of my size. First, I cried. Then I found a new clinic and a new doctor. But since then I have not had the courage to go to a doctor to have that type of exam done.

Keywords: Womens Health care

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