- Midwife to woman who was experiencing pain and complications from birth control choices.
- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.
– OBGYN at annual exam to mother who was 5 months postpartum. The doctor spent a large amount of time trying to convince the mother to go on birth control pills to force her body to menstruate.
“Okay, I’ll let you slide this time, but if you keep refusing exams, I won’t be able to prescribe you birth control. If I want to do a pap next year and you refuse, I can’t keep giving you birth control.”
- Gyn to a 17 year old young woman getting birth control for the first time, after she refused a “routine” breast exam.
Radiologist: “Any chance you could be pregnant?”
18 year old woman: “Nope”
Radiologist: “Are you sure?”
Radiologist: “How do you know?”
Woman: “Well, apart from the fact I’m on the pill, I use the most effective contraception known to man.”
Radiologist: “Oh yeah. What’s that then?”
- 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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