“Disrupting weight stigma and bias in health care starts with calling it out. The power of stories and shared experiences highlights the collective voice. I’m coaching TikTok Followers to own their health power and start speaking up during clinic visits to make sure they get their questions answered. Future directions and next steps are to disrupt weight stigma and bias by speaking up, calling it out, and calling on doctors, nurses, and all of health care to do better. Back to TikTok!”
Karla Lester is a pediatrician.
She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article, “Medical gaslighting due to weight stigma and bias is harmful: a viral TikTok study.”
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