Some ob-gyns turn away overweight women

A poll conducted by the Sun-Sentinel found that 15 of 105 obstetrics-gynecology practices said they have set weight cut-offs for new patients. The doctors surveyed cited equipment limitations and a higher risk of complications associated with obese patients. The story, released online May 16, has sparked national interest as industry leaders and obesity advocates voice concerns over potential ethical and discriminatory concerns.
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A poll conducted by the Sun-Sentinel found that 15 of 105 obstetrics-gynecology practices said they have set weight cut-offs for new patients. The doctors surveyed cited equipment limitations and a higher risk of complications associated with obese patients. The story, released online May 16, has sparked national interest as industry leaders and obesity advocates voice concerns over potential ethical and discriminatory concerns.

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