I went to see my gynecologist today, because I’ve been having problems with my pill this past month. I live in France and we’ve had scandals about one certain type of pill provoking very dangerous health problems. That type of pill is the one I use, so I wanted to talk to her about that, plus since the begining of February, I’ve been on my period every two weeks, eventhough I was still taking the pill normally.
She did NOT listen to me AT ALL. I did not have the possibility to tell her even half of the things I wanted to tell her. She decided to examine me eventhough I was on my period, which hurt, and then she looked at me with an expression of pity and said “Well, there’s a weight problem” BEFORE asking me how much I weighed. Let me just say that she has no idea of what my health has been for the past 3 years, because I haven’t seen her in 3 years. But just by looking at me, she knew that I “had a weight problem”.
This whole appointment was just terribly humiliating. I guess thin privilege is not being constantly humiliated by someone who’s supposed to help you manage your health.