Skip to comments.Call for fertility ban for obese
Posted on 08/30/2006 12:17:45 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
"The British Fertility Society is recommending women with a body mass index of 36 and over should not be allowed access to fertility treatment.
Underweight women and those classed just as obese (BMI over 29) should be forced to address their weight before starting treatment, the society said. "
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
That recommendation would draw a racial discrimination suit before the ink on it dried if someone made it in the States.
Just curious - wonder why they only mention obese in the title and not the underweight, since underweight is also mentioned in the article.
It fits the "Obesity Crisis" template?
Who's next on the liberal hit list?
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
certainly not the homosexuals. That's a personal lifestyle choice...
There wouldn't be a problem as long as it is framed as a health issue. BMI of 31 is serious fatass and unhealthy.
I thought "obesity" was self perpetuating.......
Fat chicks to the back of the line, homosexuals and wannabe unwed mothers, step to the front please!
Oh yeah? Serious fatass?
Maybe I just have big bones, buddy.
What they DON'T address in the typical 'fat people are stupid' vein, is that ALOT of the women who are having fertility problems AND are obese most likely have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. A disease that CAUSES obesity as well as infertility.
If they treated one, they would probably rectify the other.
But doctors are Gods and all they have to do to absolve themselves of any responsibility or good doctoring is say "Diet and exercise". Unfortunately, there are medical reasons that make it difficult, if not impossible for some (not all of course) to lose weight even with Diet and Exercise. I was eating 900 calories a day and walking two miles four to five times a week and managed to lose a whopping 10 lbs in four months. I hear other people say they got sick and lost 10 lbs in a week. People's bodies ARE different, but it's ok to hate fat people so don't bother having an understanding or compassion for them.
I calculate that for a woman of median height of 5'4" (1.63 m), a BMI of 29 corresponds to 277 lbs (126 Kg)
Because the title mentions a ban only for the obese. Skinny's are not banned.
Hey, the fat ass girl paid her taxes just the same as the skinny amenorrheic jogger. This ain't right.
We must stamp out poverty to stamp out obesity!
I just like writing that. It shows how upside down/inside out we are :) Studies show that there exists direct correlation to obesity and poverty.
What was I thinking, the war on poverty should include health club memberships for the morbidly poor.
"Underweight women and those classed just as obese (BMI over 29) should be forced to address their weight before starting treatment, the society said. "
the way it's going, skinny's definitely the sign of beauty because of the rarity. Just like they used to idolize hefty girls when everyone was hungry. Talking teh Renaissance.
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