Health Equity and Justice is a new summer course at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The course teaches about the care of transgender patients. Within that course, there are disturbing notions.
The school has taken a concerning turn toward far-left perspectives.
The institution believes the Body Mass Index is racist because it’s based on the caucasian human body. They say nutrition, in general, is racist.
The institution encourages its medical students to embrace cross-sex hormones, as evidenced by PowerPoint slides. However, it is essential to note that the university recognizes the scarcity of data on its neurological impact. They also noted the lack of data on how it affects brain circuits.
An additional slide in a unit on health equity argues that racism affects students’ eating habits. On one of the slides is a TikTok movie that addresses the controversial practices of white physician Dr. Lionel Bradley Pett concerning native children in determining their daily calorie needs for survival.
The TikTok user who discussed Pett brought up the experiments done in Canada, saying that this is why the deaths of indigenous children are so important to White history.
Some slides said BMI isn’t an excellent way to gauge health because it’s built on an idealized Caucasian physique that doesn’t exist. Because it disregards factors such as race and gender, the slide said that body mass index (BMI) should be called a “mistaken idea.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that measuring body mass index (BMI) can assist in predicting the likelihood of health problems due to obesity.
According to Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, chairman of Do No Harm, high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Refuting this obvious fact serves no use and is unscientific. No one has the right to treat others poorly because of their weight. The significance of body mass index (BMI) concerns, especially among children, cannot be overstated. Children must be taught the importance of making nutritious food choices for their future health and happiness.
According to Goldfarb, the medical school’s curriculum emphasizes political and controversial ideas more than the technical components of specific medical treatments.
Goldfarb voiced alarm over their unwavering support for puberty blockers in youngsters, adding that their stance is now illegal under Missouri law.
According to five European countries with developed healthcare systems, this rule aligns with the best available scientific data.