Weight is a Stigma and a Barrier to Care

Weight is a Stigma and a Barrier to Care

High rates of obesity around the world have garnered sustained attention and efforts from medical, public health, and scientific communities. Simultaneously , scholars across diverse social science disciplines have studied the pervasive societal stigma faced by individuals with higher body weight. Known as weight stigma, individuals with higher weight face numerous negative stereotypes, prejudice, and unfair treatment across multiple facets of everyday life including healthcare.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2021