- OB to mother who stated at her 6 week postpartum check up that when she and her husband returned to having sex, they would be using condoms, but right now she was feeling too tired to make love.
- Certified Nurse Midwife to 19 year old woman at her first pelvic exam. The CNM then spent the next 10 minutes picking hypothetical dates on the calendar, then quizzing the woman as to when she should start using the pills.
- OB to mother with an unexpected pregnancy that the mother was happy about.
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“Giving birth is a natural process. There isn’t anything natural about having a device put in your uterus.” – OB to mother who was very apprehensive about having an IUD placed.
“If you didn’t want a baby, you should have used protection.” – OB/Gyn to a woman that the doctor had previously told was infertile, when the woman became upset on learning she was pregnant.
“We will see you in 6 months for the next baby!” – OB to mother after the mothe repeatedly refused birth control and stated several times that she would be using natural family planning due to spiritual reasons.
“What’s the point in being a woman if you don’t have kids?” – Gyn during an annual exam for birth control. The woman is childfree by choice.
“You’ve been just lucky in the past and need to get on the pill or you will be pregnant again within three months.” – OB to mother who had successfully used Natural Family Planning for 20 years.
“We can’t do follow-up care after a homebirth. Your insurance won’t let us see you.” – Nurse at a women’s center when a mother called for an appointment for birth control at six weeks postpartum.