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OB: “So, what kind of birth control are we going to put you on?”
Mother: “Oh, we just use condoms.”
OB: “Well, those didn’t work so well, did they?”
Mother: “We weren’t using one when I got pregnant.”
This exchange happened at a followup appointment after surgery to repair a ruptured tube from an ectopic pregnancy.
Mother: ”I don’t want the shot for this miscarriage. My husband and I are both RH negative. The ER midwife assured me it wasn’t necessary.”
OB- “I think it’s a good idea. Besides are you sure he is even the the father? Most young girls don’t know.”
Mother: “Yes 100% I’ve only been with him.”
OB- “Okay whatever you say. I am giving you birth control.”
“What do you mean you’re not sexually active? Then why do you want birth control? I don’t know if we can treat you if you’re not sexually active yet.” - Nurse practitioner to young 17 year old woman who was seeking contraception in preparation for becoming sexually active.
“You know, all that kissing and heavy petting goes places.” - OB to a woman being seen for an ovarian cyst. The OB inquired about the method of birth control the woman was using and when told that she and her boyfriend were waiting to be sexually active until after they got married, this was the reply.