Mother: “No, we use NFP.”
OB/Gyn: “And that works for you?”
Mother: “Yes, we have used it for a while now.”
OB/Gyn: “Great! Sounds like a good plan.”
OB/Gyn at yearly exam: “Still breastfeeding?”
Mother: “Yes, I am breastfeeding my 15 month old and my 2 year old.”
OB/Gyn: “That is great! It really helps reduce your chances for breast cancer!”
“By the way, happy birthday for tomorrow”
- OB/Gyn in the middle of a pap smear, with the speculum still inserted.
“Alright, let’s see why this old cow isn’t freshening.”
- OB/Gyn to mother who shared that she had been experiencing infertility for the past five years.
“Western medicine performs too many PAP smears. Especially on teenagers who have barely been sexually active. It is good to check in and discuss overall health, but, especially if you have never had an abnormal pap and you have been in the same monogamous relationship for longer than 5 years, with no abnormalities there is no reason to come in more than once every 3 years.” – OB/Gyn to woman patient.
“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.
“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.
Woman: “I don’t understand why my periods are so painful for so long.”
OB/Gyn: “It’s because you’re waiting too long to have kids. Your body knows what it needs, it needs a baby! The sooner you get pregnant, the sooner you won’t have any more periods!”
“I will take a bite out of 3:00. How many bites did I get last time?” - OB/Gyn to woman during a cervical punch biopsy.
“There are no risks involved.” – OB/Gyn to mother when asked what the risks were to having a Paraguard IUD placed. Then the mother was asked to sign an informed consent form.