Yale student says the University forced her to gain weight
A student at Yale says she's been fighting the university for months after she was told that she'd be expelled if she didn't gain weight, the New Haven Register is reporting.
It all began in September when 20-year-old Frances Chan went to the campus health center to have a lump on her breast checked out. It turned out to be nothing, but Yale health officials became increasingly concerned about her weight, telling her if she didn't put on some pounds she'd be forced to leave the school.
At 5'2" and 92 pounds, Chan said she's always been thin and that her weight has never negatively impacted her health. At the school's request, she attended meetings with counselors, frequently visited doctors for weigh-ins and began stuffing her face with junk food.
Finally, as of Friday, the university assigned her a new doctor who is putting less emphasis on the Body Mass Index scale and has apologized for university officials' behavior.
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