Actually, I don't think she said any such thing; I think she addressed underweight women, but not anorexic or bulimic women. A person could have either condition and not be underweight, per se, and it would be difficult to diagnose those conditions without the person being underweight (though the bulimics may have enamel erosion).
As I'm reading other articles, though, I'm finding that there are several articles about the society mentioned. The NHS does restrict some obese women from the treatment, but there is no strict guideline. What the society is proposing is that there be a specific standard, though the do recognize that each patient is different. The article did point out the specific problems associated with obesity and fertility, though; it's not like this was a witch hunt or people saying "we don't like fat people".
BTW, though the story is listed with a November 2007 date, this is not a new issue for the society. There are a number of articles from a year ago that say the same thing, including
Now I will point out that in that paragraph, the underweight women are given the same restrictions as someone with a BMI of 30 or more; in this case, women with a BMI of 35 or more are still recommended as banned from the treatment. However, the society isn't just targeting the overweight; they're also considering the underweight.
Edited by Broph, 15 November 2007 - 07:17 AM.