Thin privilege is not being turned away from sterilization surgery like a hysterectomy based on your body size.
Yes, this is a thing that happens to some fat people.
It’s the duty of medicine to find ways to provide care for all people. A failure to provide equitable care is a failure of healthcare, not of patients’ bodies.
Privilege is unearned, but it’s not something you need to feel bad or guilty about. Let’s work to extend those privileges to the most marginalized bodies, too.
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