Obesity - accessing healthcare difficult

They told us that they felt even more uncomfortable with specialists than with their own family doctors and nurse practitioners, explained lead author, Prof Emily Merrill of Texas Tech University. Four themes emerged from the study: Struggling to fit in. Feeling not quite human. Being dismissed. Refusing to give up.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Women who are overweight and obese often find it difficult and stressful accessing healthcare, the results of a new study indicate.

US researchers carried out in-depth interviews with overweight and obese women aged between 20 and 61.

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