Via fagsnark central:
More and more women are now dying in childbirth, but only in America […]
Part of the uptick in cardiovascular-related deaths is because more pregnant women in the US have chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, all of which put them at a much greater risk for pregnancy complications.
“It’s a larger problem than just dealing with women during pregnancy, it’s the health of our society,” said Callaghan. “Imagine a [pregnant] woman comes in with BMI of 40, and she’s 24 years old — that didn’t happen in the past year, it happened in the past 24 years.”
Obesity is not just bad for women’s health, it kills women’s romantic dreams…and it can kill them during childbirth. Blubber is an across-the-board decrease in quality of life (for men as well, but the impact of excess adipose is bigger (heh) for women).
But hey let’s have more fat acceptance headcases tell us all how much real men prefer women with one convex curve.