'Don't Weigh Me' cards aim to reduce stress at the doctor's office

A body positivity website has created freeDon’t Weigh Mecards for patients who find stepping on the scale at the doctor’s office stressful.

The cards, created by California-based More-Love.org, are available for free to individuals, excluding the cost of postage. There is also the option for businesses to purchase the cards, で $ 35 あたり 100 トミージョン肘手術.
The cards read: “Please don’t weigh me unless it’s (本当に) medically necessary,” 追加する “If you really need my weight, please tell me why so that I can give you my informed consent,” as shown in photographs on More-Love.org.
    On the other side of the card is a list of reasons why it may not be medically necessary to weigh a patient. “Most health conditions can be addressed without knowing my weight,” is one reason, そして “I pursue healthy behaviors regardless of my weight statusis another.
      More-Love.org was founded in 2016 by Ginny Jones, そのウェブサイトによると, and describes itself asan online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate, disordered eating, and eating disorders.
        The group supports aHealth at Every Sizephilosophy, based around the assumption thatthe current practice of linking weight to health using BMI (body mass Iindex) standards is biased and unhelpful.
        Because we live in a fatphobic society, being weighed and talking about weight causes feelings of stress and shame” ウェブサイトは述べています. “Many people feel anxiety about seeing the doctor, and will avoid going to the doctor in order to avoid the scale.
            We want you to be supported in requesting healthcare that is free of weight bias,” the website reads. “The point is that it’s an informed choice that we get to make. We don’t have to step on the scale just because someone tells us to.
            Cards for parents, which ask medical professionals not to talk about their children’s weight, are also available.

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