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Episode Info: Going to the doctor isn't fun to begin with, but if you're non-monogamous, fat, queer, and/or kinky, it can be a nightmare. Ever gone to the doctor with a sniffle and been told to lose weight? How about answer invasive questions about your sexual history, or explain and justify your relationship? This episode's for you. Medical fat-shaming is not only frustrating and hurtful, it is outrightly dangerous, leading to missed or delayed diagnoses and prevention of care. Check out Ashley's post about her experiences with doctors while having her appendix taken out, and our dear friend Rebecca Hiles (The Frisky Fairy!)'s story of how medical fat-shaming caused her cancer to go undiagnosed for years. Katie and Ashley discuss the medical shaming and frustration they have experienced in regards to their sizes, sex, and sexualities. Katie models how she wishes things could be brought to her or worded instead, and Ashley offers tips for communicating with doctors to make it less intimidating.
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